Concurrent training

Clarke, Richard, Aspe, Rodrigo R. and Hughes, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0002-9905-8055 (2017) Concurrent training. In: Advanced Strength and Conditioning: An Evidence-Based Approach. Routledge, London, pp. 101-114. ISBN 9781138687363

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Many sports require a range of physical qualities including strength, power and aerobic capacity for optimal performance. Subsequently, training is likely to contain periods where concurrent development of fitness components is required and will typically be classified into two training categories, endurance and strength training. In order to optimize training, the interaction of these fitness components should be considered as endurance training may interfere with resistance training sessions via conflicting molecular signaling which may blunt optimal muscular development. At present, there is a range of conflicting recommendations in the literature due to the challenges of comparing different training studies and the variables which impact upon the magnitude of adaptation; including volume, intensity, sequencing, rest and concurrent training goals. Most importantly, the overall training stress should be considered to limit cumulative fatigue and minimize the potential negative effect on strength adaptations via dampened hypertrophic responses. Inter-session rest should be maximized wherever possible to reduce the interaction between competing molecular signaling pathways. Where required, strength training should be completed after aerobic endurance training to ensure overnight recovery facilitates strength based adaptations. Overall, optimal planning during concurrent training is a complex interaction between a range of variables where strength and conditioning professionals should be conscious of a range of factors and select a training regime that minimized the interference effect but also fits with their own training logistics.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coaching; Sport physiology; Cycling; Athletics
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV0711 Coaching
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV0712 Athletic contests. Sports events
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV1040 Cycling. Bicycling. Motorcycling
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Q Science > QP Physiology
Q Science > QP Physiology > QP301.H75 Physiology. Sport
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Jonathan Hughes
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 16:25
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:08

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