CONCURRENT – ENDURANCE + RESISTANCE TRAINING


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PERFORMANCE & NEUROMUSCULAR ADAPTATIONS FOLLOWING DIFFERING RATIOS OF CONCURRENT TRAINING – 2013


Jones TW1Howatson GRussell MFrench DN.
INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE
– The interference effect reduces strength and hypertrophic responses when strength and endurance are conducted concurrently
– The influence of training frequency on these responses remains unclear when varying ratios of concurrent strength and endurance training are performed
– We examined the strength, limb girth, and neuromuscular adaptations to varying ratios of concurrent strength and endurance training
METHOD:
– 24 men with >2 years resistance training experience completed 6 weeks of 3 days per week in an isolated limb model of:
(a) strength training (ST)
(b) concurrent strength and endurance training ratio 3:1 (CT3)
(c) concurrent strength and endurance training ratio 1:1 (CT1) 
(d) no training (CON)
RESULTS
(1) After training, ST and CT3 conditions elicited greater MVC increases than CT1 and CON conditions

(2) Strength training resulted in significantly greater increases in limb girth than both CT1 and CON condition
CONCLUSIONS:
– Frequency of endurance training should remain low if the primary focus of the training intervention is strength and hypertrophy


 

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