Strength Training for Endurance Athletes: Theory to Practice
The purpose of this review is twofold: to elucidate the utility of resistance training for endurance athletes, and provide the practitioner with evidenced-based periodization strategies for concurrent strength and endurance training in athletic populations. Both low-intensity exercise endurance (liee) and high-intensity exercise endurance (hiee) have been shown to improve as a result of maximal, high force, low velocity (hflv) and explosive, low-force, high-velocity strength training. Hflv strength training is recommended initially to develop a neuromuscular base for endurance athletes with limited strength training experience. A sequenced approach to strength training involving phases of strength-endurance, basic strength, strength, and power will provide further enhancements in liee and hiee for high-level endurance athletes.
Bazyler, Caleb D.; Abbott, Heather A.; Bellon, Christopher R.; Taber, Christopher B.; and Stone, Michael H.. 2015. Strength Training for Endurance Athletes: Theory to Practice. Strength & Conditioning Journal. Vol.37(2). 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000131