Table 2. Responses during the prolonged trials in cycling and running for athletes adding strength training to their normal endurance training (E + S, n = 10) and athletes performing normal endurance training only (E, n = 8)
E+SE
Test sectionFirst sectionMiddle sectionLast sectionFirst sectionMiddle sectionLast section
VO2 (ml∙kg−1∙min−1)CyclingPre30.5 ± 2.931.3 ± 3.031.9 ± 2.930.1 ± 3.230.5 ± 3.431.0 ± 3.1
Post30.0 ± 2.530.2 ± 2.9a,b30.9 ± 3.2a,b29.9 ± 2.430.8 ± 2.931.5 ± 3.0
RunningPre37.3 ± 1.837.7 ± 1.837.7 ± 1.837.0 ± 2.137.3 ± 2.037.3 ± 1.8
Post37.0 ± 2.237.5 ± 2.037.6 ± 1.937.4 ± 2.037.4 ± 1.537.4 ± 1.4
HR (beats∙min−1)CyclingPre134 ± 12138 ± 14143 ± 14129 ± 11130 ± 9135 ± 7
Post131 ± 12a131 ± 14a137 ± 13a125 ± 9a128 ± 10135 ± 9
RunningPre158 ± 12163 ± 13165 ± 13152 ± 11157 ± 11158 ± 11
Post154 ± 11a158 ± 10a159 ± 11a148 ± 13a151 ± 11a153 ± 11a
RERCyclingPre0.85 ± 0.030.84 ± 0.030.82 ± 0.030.87 ± 0.030.84 ± 0.030.81 ± 0.04
Post0.87 ± 0.040.85 ± 0.030.82 ± 0.030.88 ± 0.030.85 ± 0.030.82 ± 0.03
RunningPre0.90 ± 0.020.89 ± 0.020.88 ± 0.020.90 ± 0.020.87 ± 0.030.86 ± 0.03
Post0.91 ± 0.030.88 ± 0.030.86 ± 0.030.90 ± 0.020.88 ± 0.030.86 ± 0.03
RPE (Borg scale)CyclingPre11 ± 112 ± 113 ± 111 ± 212 ± 213 ± 2
Post11 ± 112 ± 112 ± 1a10 ± 211 ± 1a12 ± 1a
RunningPre12 ± 113 ± 113 ± 111 ± 212 ± 113 ± 1
Post11 ± 112 ± 113 ± 111 ± 112 ± 113 ± 1
Cadence (rev∙min−1)CyclingPre84 ± 883 ± 1083 ± 1083 ± 1081 ± 1280 ± 13
Post85 ± 983 ± 883 ± 981 ± 1181 ± 1280 ± 14
RunningPre
Post
  • Values are mean ± SD.

  • a Different than pre (P ˂ 0.05)

  • b The change from pre to post is different in E+S than in E (P ˂ 0.05).