STRENGTH TRAINING PROGRAMS SHOULD OCCUR BEFORE ENDURANCE TRAINING PROGRAMS
Bell, J. B., Petersen, S. R., Wessel, J., Bagnall, K., & Quinney, H. A. (1991). Adaptations to endurance and low velocity resistance training performed in a sequence. Canadian Journal of Sport Sciences, 16, 186-192.
Male rowers (N = 20) were divided into two groups. One group completed five weeks of low-velocity resistance training before five weeks of endurance training. The other group completed the reverse sequence.
Both training sequences produced endurance and strength gains. Some strength was maintained during subsequent endurance training. However, endurance factor improvements were not maintained during subsequent strength training.
Implication. It is beneficial to perform strength training programs before initiating endurance training.
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