STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE TRAINING TOGETHER DOES NOT IMPAIR STRENGTH DEVELOPMENT
Blessing, D. L., Gravelle, B. L., Wang, Y. T., & Kim, C. K. (1995). The influence of co-activation on the adaptive response to concurrent strength and endurance training in women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 27(5), Supplement abstract 1097.
Strength training on the lower extremities and rowing ergometer work were used as the activities to assess any effect of endurance training on strength acquisition in non-athlete females. It was found that there was no impairment of strength development although the same muscles were used in the endurance training activity.
Implication. The group used in this study was not athletic. Thus, changes from an untrained state to a moderately trained state could be different to those which might occur in highly trained athletes exposed to strength and endurance stimuli. The results of this study should be reserved for interpreting responses in untrained individuals changing to a moderately trained state.
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