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Concurrent endurance and explosive type strength training improves neuromuscular and anaerobic characteristics in young distance runners.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17373596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To study effects of concurrent explosive strength and endurance training on aerobic and anaerobic performance and neuromuscular characteristics, 13 experimental (E) and 12 control (C) young (16 - 18 years) distance runners trained for eight weeks with the same total training volume but 19% of the endurance training in E was replaced by explosive training. Maximal speed of maximal anaerobic running test and 30-m speed improved in E by 3.0 +/- 2.0% (p < 0.01) and by 1.1 +/- 1.3% (p < 0.05), respectively. Maximal speed of aerobic running test, maximal oxygen uptake and running economy remained unchanged in both groups. Concentric and isometric leg extension forces increased in E but not in C. E also improved (p < 0.05) force-time characteristics accompanied by increased (p < 0.05) rapid neural activation of the muscles. The thickness of quadriceps femoris increased in E by 3.9 +/- 4.7% (p < 0.01) and in C by 1.9 +/- 2.0% (p < 0.05). The concurrent explosive strength and endurance training improved anaerobic and selective neuromuscular performance characteristics in young distance runners without decreases in aerobic capacity, although almost 20% of the total training volume was replaced by explosive strength training for eight weeks. The neuromuscular improvements could be explained primarily by neural adaptations.
J Mikkola; H Rusko; A Nummela; T Pollari; K Häkkinen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-03-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0172-4622     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-09     Completed Date:  2007-10-10     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  602-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology, Research Institute for Olympic Sports, Jyväskylä, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Monitoring, Ambulatory / methods
Muscle Strength
Oxygen Consumption
Physical Endurance / physiology
Physical Exertion / physiology
Physical Fitness / physiology*
Running / physiology*
Task Performance and Analysis*

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