Strength Training and Endurance Training – Interference


Endurance training work performed concurrently with strength and power training can significantly compromise strength and power if the volume of endurance work is high. You are essentially setting up conflicting biological adaptations. This is a common dilemma in intermittent and transition game sports. The solution is to prioritize training so that the two modes are not in opposition to each during a training cycle. Periods should be devoted to power improvement and periods devoted to endurance development. It is a constant trade off. There are also periods where the two must be trained concurrently, but they still must be prioritized.

Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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