Maximal strength training improves running economy in distance runners.

  title={Maximal strength training improves running economy in distance runners.},
  author={O St{\o}ren and Jan Helgerud and Eva Maria St{\o}a and Jan Hoff},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={40 6},
PURPOSE The present study investigated the effect of maximal strength training on running economy (RE) at 70% of maximal oxygen consumption (V[spacing dot above]O2max) and time to exhaustion at maximal aerobic speed (MAS). Responses in one repetition maximum (1RM) and rate of force development (RFD) in half-squats, maximal oxygen consumption, RE, and time to exhaustion at MAS were examined. METHODS Seventeen well-trained (nine male and eight female) runners were randomly assigned into either… 

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