For most people, exercise training is among the major modifiable factors to improve body composition and ameliorate cardiometabolic risk factors, but several exercise-induced adaptations are mode-specific. Concurrent endurance and strength training is particularly relevant to improve overall health as it combines the benefits of each single exercise modality to bring about local (e.g. trained skeletal muscles) and systemic physiological adaptations. This chapter will discuss current evidence regarding the benefits of concurrent training on body composition and health-related aspects. The applicability and usefulness of concurrent training to improve total and abdominal body fat will be reviewed, followed by a discussion of the potential benefits of combining strength and endurance exercise in health-related biomarkers, such as blood glucose, circulating lipids and blood pressure.
|Title of host publication||Concurrent Aerobic and Strength Training|
|Subtitle of host publication||Scientific Basics and Practical Applications|
|Editors||Moritz Schumann, Bent R. Rønnestad|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|