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Deakin, GB 2004 'Concurrent training in endurance athletes : the acute effects on muscle recovery capacity, physiological, hormonal and gene expression responses post-exercise', PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

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The research presented in this thesis examined the issue of the compatibility of strength and endurance training within one training regime, termed concurrent training, in recreational cyclists. Various research designs used in the previous literature resulted in inconclusive findings. The overall aim of this thesis was therefore to examine, in three systematically designed studies, the effects of various components of concurrent training regimes on cycling efficiency and recovery, and to identify some of the mechanisms that may be responsible for the interference or impedance of strength and/or endurance adaptations.