Effects of heavy resistance training on maximal and explosive force production, endurance and serum hormones in adolescent handball players

The present findings suggested that the addition of 6-weeks of heavy resistance training to the handball training resulted in gains in maximal strength and throwing velocity but it compromised gains in leg explosive force production and endurance running. The tendency for a compromised testosterone:cortisol ratio observed in the ST group could have been associated with a state of overreaching or overtraining.
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Subjects: overtraining speed strength junior elite sport strength physical conditioning ability hormone handball endurance
Notations: sport games biological and medical sciences junior sports
Published in: European Journal of Applied Physiology
Published: 1999
Volume: 84
Issue: 3
Pages: 169-173
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced