Originally Posted by Paul Kayley
What are your thoughts on the relevance of resistance training to aerobic sports performance?
Have you experienced complimentary benefits? If yes, why do you think improved strength increases aerobic performance?
Ideally, training should incorporate both resistance and strength based movements just to make the body more adaptable to varying stimuli. I believe strength helps endurance to the extent that muscular fatigue takes longer to set in.
When I only trained burpees they were brutal. By incorporating ring dips, L-sit pullups, and pistols alongside my routine, muscular fatigue set in later and I could handle longer sets before reaching the anaerobic threshold. Just those three exercises filled in the gaps for me.