EFFECT OF PROLONGED RUNNING ON LEG STRENGTH
Gleeson, N. P., & Mercer, T. H. (1966). Influence of prolonged intermittent high intensity running on leg strength. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 28(5), Supplement abstract 55.
An intermittent-running task designed to simulate the physiological demands of soccer match-play and covering 9600 m in 90 minutes was performed. It was found that endurance activity of this type compromised strength performance by 7 to 10.5%.
Implication. Strength activities should precede endurance activities at practices.
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