ADDED STRENGTH TRAINING IMPROVES AEROBIC PERFORMANCE
Pearson, M., Adams, K. J., Shimp-Bowerman, J. A., Sevene-Adams, P. B., Harris, C., Durham, M., & Barnard, K. L. (2000). Concurrent strength and endurance training effects on aerobic power. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32(5), Supplement abstract 539.
Female Ss currently training aerobically were assigned to either an endurance only (N = 7) or an endurance plus strength training (N = 14) group. The strength group added high-intensity overload strength work twice a week for six weeks. Tests were performed on a bicycle ergometer.
No significant changes in VO2max occurred in either group. The strength-plus group improved in time to exhaustion by 4.5%. Changes could be due to improvements in the anaerobic component of the performance.
Implication. Added strength training improved power output in endurance tasks as measured by time to exhaustion.
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