Why does strength training improve endurance performance?

The specificity of training principle holds that adaptations to exercise training closely match capacity to the specific demands of the stimulus

Andrew W. Best

2020

Scholarcy highlights

  • The specificity of training principle holds that adaptations to exercise training closely match capacity to the specific demands of the stimulus
  • Improvements in endurance sport performance gained through strength training are a notable exception to this principle
  • Competing selective pressures, inherited mammalian biology, and millennia of living in energy-scarce environments constrained our evolution as endurance athletes, and imparted high muscular plasticity which can be exploited to improve endurance performance beyond what was useful in our evolutionary past

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