Mixing Strength and Endurance Training

Mixing endurance and strength training is difficult, but there are things one can do to maximize the results.

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doi: 10.1007/s40279-014-0252-0

Using Molecular Biology to Maximize Concurrent Training

Very few sports use only endurance or strength. Outside of running long distances on a flat surface and power-lifting, practically all sports require some combination of endurance and strength. Endurance and strength can be developed simultaneously to some degree. However, the development of a high level of endurance seems to prohibit the development or maintenance of muscle mass and strength. This interaction between endurance and strength is called the concurrent training effect. This review specifically defines the concurrent training effect, discusses the potential molecular mechanisms underlying this effect, and proposes strategies to maximize strength and endurance in the high-level athlete.

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