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acole14

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Endurance training effect
« on: March 19, 2011, 09:52:00 pm »
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This is something I've been wondering: what would be the effect of mixing in low-intensity endurance training once/twice a week on explosiveness and reactivity? For example, if you had a pair of identical twins with the same RVJ, with identical training programs for vertical (involving plyos, lowerbody weights etc) but one twin ran 2 miles twice a week in addition to this and the other did not, how would their vertical differ after 3 months?

I'm asking because I've never really had to train for endurance and so don't really know anything about its effects. I know that the general opinion is that you can't adapt your body for high level endurance and high level power at the same time (e.g. skinny marathon runners who probably can't jump over a phonebook), but can you train for vertical and still keep up a decent level of aerobic fitness as well? Or is any level of endurance training (running, swimming, cycling) counteractive to power development?

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Re: Endurance training effect
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 01:38:47 am »
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You can train an element of both. Check out Australian Rules football players... they have respectable leaps and run 15km plus per game at speed (big endurance).

http://www.bigfooty.com/forum/showthread.php?s=ac6315d603fbe8a46c6d6661007ed917&t=413185

Rule of thumb seems to be that you don't train both at once though. You'll end up getting good at neither. Get strong/ fast first then up the endurance.

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Re: Endurance training effect
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 01:52:39 am »
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Endurance athletes with hops  8)


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEW44jI3_Z4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEW44jI3_Z4</a>

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Re: Endurance training effect
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 08:20:03 pm »
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This is something I've been wondering: what would be the effect of mixing in low-intensity endurance training once/twice a week on explosiveness and reactivity? For example, if you had a pair of identical twins with the same RVJ, with identical training programs for vertical (involving plyos, lowerbody weights etc) but one twin ran 2 miles twice a week in addition to this and the other did not, how would their vertical differ after 3 months?

I'm asking because I've never really had to train for endurance and so don't really know anything about its effects. I know that the general opinion is that you can't adapt your body for high level endurance and high level power at the same time (e.g. skinny marathon runners who probably can't jump over a phonebook), but can you train for vertical and still keep up a decent level of aerobic fitness as well? Or is any level of endurance training (running, swimming, cycling) counteractive to power development?


  Mixing in low intensity endurance training once or twice per week as you asked about will be fine, in the long run it may even help due to increased caloric expenditure leading to lower body fat levels and increased gpp, allowing you to train with more intensity and for a longer duration when you train specifically for your sport. 
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Re: Endurance training effect
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011, 09:21:05 am »
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Makes sense, thanks for the insights!