The interference effect in females

With strength and conditioning training, it’s not just about getting the workouts in, but also when and how you get the workouts in. Developing strength, power and fitness all at the same time are common objectives for team sport athletes. Strength and power facilitate explosive movements and speed on the field and promote increases in …

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Improvements in strength and fitness depend on when you train them

Year in and year out, coaches are challenged with developing a training and practice schedule that accommodates all players and coaching personnel. Two important factors must be considered in doing this: Availability of the team: This includes class schedules of athletes and work schedules of coaches depending on sport and level. This also depends on …

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Concurrent Training in Youth Athletes

The interference effect states that combined strength and endurance training (i.e., concurrent training) will impair gains in either parameter due to fatigue accumulation and from the opposing qualities that each training type aims to develop. This poses a problem for coaches of virtually all team-sport athletes that require high levels of both aerobic fitness and …

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