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Infographic. Strength training–induced adaptations associated with improved running economy: potential mechanisms and training recommendations
  1. Leonardo Coelho Rabello Lima1,
  2. Richard Blagrove2
  1. 1Department of Physical Education, São Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil
  2. 2School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Leonardo Coelho Rabello Lima, Department of Physical Education, São Paulo State University, Rio Claro 13506-752, Brazil; leonardocrlima{at}gmail.com

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Running economy (RE) is an important determinant of distance running performance that expresses running efficiency as the oxygen uptake necessary to sustain a fixed submaximal running speed.1 Many interventions have been proposed to improve RE (ie, reduce oxygen uptake), with strength training (ST) being one of the most frequently investigated training strategies.1 2 The literature indicates that 6 to 14 weeks of ST intervention is likely to improve RE, especially when it emphasises the …

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