Effects of a strength endurance training program on endurance levels

Authors

  • G. Cuadrado
  • A. M. De Benito
  • S. Sedano
  • J. M. Izquierdo
  • J. C. Redondo
  • J. C. Granado

Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to determine whether a strength endurance training program of lower limbs isolate can increase endurance levels, both aerobic capacity and aerobic power, in order to adapt the strength training for endurance races. 20 phisically active men participated in the study. They were divided into two groups: control group (GC) (n=10) and experimental group (GE) (n=10). GE carried out a strength endurance training program for ten weeks. Results obtained showed that this type of training regime was useful to improve the performance in an aerobic endurance test. This could be due to an improvement in aerobic capacity, maximal dynamic strength, explosive strength and reactive strength. Moreover, there was a decrease in fat mass without increase in muscle mass.
Key Words:  Training, strength endurance, aerobic capacity, anthropometry.

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Author Biographies

G. Cuadrado

Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte. Universidad de León

A. M. De Benito

Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte. Universidad de León

S. Sedano

Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte. Universidad de León

J. M. Izquierdo

Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte. Universidad de León

J. C. Redondo

Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte. Universidad de León

J. C. Granado

Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte. Universidad de León

Published

2010-09-27

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European Journal of Human Movement