Scala, D., McMillan, J., Blessing, D., Rozenek, R., & Stone, M. (1987). Metabolic cost of a preparatory phase of training in weight lifting: A practical observation. Journal of Applied Sport Science Research, 1, 48-52.

Residual fatigue (both general and local) from weight training must be considered in extensive weight training or combined training programs. High volume lower intensity weight training (large total energy expenditure) is associated with chronic fatigue to a much greater extent than lower volume higher intensity training.

The type of strength training that is integrated with other forms of training must be considered for it will determine the length of recovery required. Insufficient recovery from strength training will compromise other activity training.

Implication. Hard weight-training takes considerable time for recovery. Residual fatigue from weight training could reduce the volume and quality of subsequent actual-sport training because of the already existing fatigue that exists. Because of the minimal transference of weight training benefits to a whole-body activity, this detrimental effect on potentially beneficial sport-specific training must be considered.

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