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Endurance in young athletes: it can be trained
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    • Ralph Beneke, Physician and Exercise Physiologist
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      • Caroline Angus

    Dear Editor

    With regard to the Leader by ADG Baxter-Jones and N Maffulli [1] we would like to extend our appreciation to the authors for their interest in this never ending “hot debate”.

    The authors clearly point out difficulties and potential pitfalls of exercise testing, exercise prescription and the interpretation of acute responses and of the chronic adaptation to exercise training during growth and ma...

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