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Derek Miles

Strength Training for Endurance Athletes Part II: Principles of Resistance Training

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In part I of this series, we discussed the role of resistance training in the management of common injuries in endurance athletes, as well as its role for injury risk reduction. In part II, we will move on to examine the effects of resistance training on endurance performance. The Interference Effect A common concern among endurance athletes is that resistance training will hamper their performance — not unlike lifters’ concerns about conditioning/endurance activities affecting their strength. This is frequently described as the “interference effect”, but this is still a product of how the situation is framed. Eddens 2018 For example,…

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Strength Training for Endurance Athletes Part I: Injury Risk Reduction

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Introduction This series may be a bit of a break away from the typical Barbell Medicine article, as many of our readers are primarily interested in strength sports and barbell training. It is adapted from a talk given at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in January 2019. While it is great that so many individuals are interested in barbell training as their primary means of physical activity, there are many other beneficial ways to be active. If someone wishes to focus on endurance activities (e.g., running, rowing, cycling, swimming, triathlon) there is still good evidence for the…

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