Nutritional strategies to support concurrent training

Joaquin Perez-Schindler, D. Lee Hamilton, Daniel R. Moore, Keith Baar, Andrew Philp

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Abstract

Concurrent training (the combination of endurance exercise to resistance training) is a common practice for athletes looking to maximise strength and endurance. Over 20 years ago, it was first observed that performing endurance exercise after resistance exercise could have detrimental effects on strength gains. At the cellular level, specific protein candidates have been suggested to mediate this training interference; however, at present, the physiological reason(s) behind the concurrent training effect remain largely unknown. Even less is known regarding the optimal nutritional strategies to support concurrent training and whether unique nutritional approaches are needed to support endurance and resistance exercise during concurrent training approaches. In this review, we will discuss the importance of protein supplementation for both endurance and resistance training adaptation and highlight additional nutritional strategies that may support concurrent training. Finally, we will attempt to synergise current understanding of the interaction between physiological responses and nutritional approaches into practical recommendations for concurrent training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-52
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Sport Science
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2015

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Keywords

  • AMPK
  • Concurrent training
  • hypertrophy
  • mTORC1
  • nutrition
  • training interference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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