Title

Should endurance athletes supplement their training program with resistance training to improve performance?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science

RAS ID

3157

Comments

Originally published as: Laursen, P. B., Chiswell, S. E., & Callaghan, J. A. (2005). Should Endurance Athletes Supplement Their Training Program With Resistance Training to Improve Performance?. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 27(5), 50. Original article available here

Abstract

This review examines the influence of concurrent strength and endurance training on performance and physiological variables, including maximal oxygen uptake, the lactate threshold, economy of motion, changes in fiber type, and muscle stiffness. Practical recommendations for the strength and conditioning practitioner based on this information are also presented.