MULTI-ACTIVITY TRAINING DOES NOT IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
Hue, O., Valluet, A., Blonc, S., & Hertogh, C. (2002). Effects of multicycle-run training on triathlete performance. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 73, 289-295.
Competitive triathletes (N = 12), randomized into two groups, underwent 6-weeks of normal or multicycle-run training. Basic training remained the same over this period with the only change being the addition of higher intensity experimental training.
Both conditions improved overall cycle-run performance. However, multicycle-run training did improve transition and initial running performance.
Implication. Multicycle-run training improved the skill of this particular triathlon transition but did not improve overall performance.
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