specificity of training principle

spe·ci·fic·i·ty of train·ing prin·ci·ple

(spes'i-fis'i-tē trān'ing prin'si-pĕl)
exercise science Concept that specific exercise elicits specific adaptations, creating specific training effects. The effects are most effectively induced by training the specific muscles energy systems involved.
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Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, that classic compendium of much of the latest biomechanical and physiological research from the American College of Sports Medicine, published an analysis of the specificity of training principle that is worth noting.
While the specificity of training principle has been demonstrated in many studies over the years, very few have found no improvement in peak aerobic performance in those who resistance train concurrently with endurance training--but this study has supported just that finding.
This usual practice for the evaluation of all sports can be viewed as questionable because it infringes on the specificity of training principle (8).
While the specificity of training principle has been demonstrated in many studies over the years, only one has found no improvement in peak aerobic performance in those who resistance train concurrently with endurance training--until now.