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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it recommended to do strength training and speed training at the same time?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: I recommend a multi-modal approach at training, mixing strength & speed workouts. However, that much quality effort must be balanced by appropriate rest periods and supported by good nutrition and sleep. Otherwise, you run the risk of overtraining. I also believe cross-training and preventative measures, such as yoga/pilates/stretching/icing are vital to avoiding injury. Good luck.
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Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
I would agree with the above, particularly the point about overtraining. Every person is different, and everyone has a different threshold at which they begin to overtrain. But in my experience it is very difficult to fit in more than 4 high intensity workouts in a week. Strength and speed workouts are high intensity by definition, so pretty quickly you will run into an upper limit.
Jan 16, 2014
Last updated Dec 19, 2019
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