Adaptations to endurance and low velocity resistance training performed in a sequence.
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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of two different sequences of the same two training programs on strength and endurance adaptations. One group completed 5 weeks of low velocity resistance (LVR) training prior to 5 weeks of endurance training (Group SE) while the other group (ES) completed the opposite sequence. Endurance training and resistance training resulted in anticipated increases in aerobic endurance measures and strength, respectively, regardless of the sequence followed. Some maintenance of strength was observed during subsequent endurance training in Group SE. However, the improvements in peak VO2 and submaximal exercise responses that occurred after endurance training in Group ES were not maintained with subsequent LVR training. This investigation suggests that conducting LVR training prior to endurance training may be more beneficial if resistance and endurance training are performed in a sequence.
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