Strength training improves performance and pedaling characteristics in elite cyclists

  title={Strength training improves performance and pedaling characteristics in elite cyclists},
  author={B. R. R{\o}nnestad and J. Hansen and I. Hollan and S. Ellefsen},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports},
  • B. R. Rønnestad, J. Hansen, +1 author S. Ellefsen
  • Published 2015
  • Mathematics, Medicine
  • Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
  • The purpose was to investigate the effect of 25 weeks heavy strength training in young elite cyclists. [...] Key Method Nine cyclists performed endurance training and heavy strength training (ES) while seven cyclists performed endurance training only (E). ES, but not E, resulted in increases in isometric half squat performance, lean lower body mass, peak power output during Wingate test, peak aerobic power output (W(max)), power output at 4 mmol L(-1)[la(-)], mean power output during 40-min all-out trial, and…Expand Abstract
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