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    stoney431 is offline Member
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    Question need help with my training program

    Can someone give me some guidance about how to train for an aerobic and anaerobic sport at the same time? I am training for rowing and baseball, and am currently alternating between strength training for one day and cardio training (ergometer training and running) the next day and so on. Is this the right idea, or is it better to train both systems one day, and rest the next day? I would appreciate any tips or suggestions.
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    Hi

    I would do it in the same way, that is alternate between strength and aerobic training days, unless I had more than 3 aerobic sessions a week. Actually, this is what I am doing right now. But it is just my opinion, I am not an expert.

    However, you could try Ori Hofmekler's approach, that is Controlled Fatigue Training. He suggests strength training AFTER aerobics, which should build not only strength but also "toughness" and resistance to fatigue. I don't know if it works, I have just read about it recently. You can find more info in his book "The Warrior Diet"

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    Michal,
    That post was very helpful. I will look into controlled fatigue training, I think I would benefit from it. However, I have heard that training both aerobically and anaerobically in the same day prevents muscle growth. Do you think this is true? Also, with controlled fatigue training, is it done every other day or every day?
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    I think it is done every other day (three times a week) as Ori prescribes using HIIT intervals for cardio and then moving to strength training. He states that doing sprint intervals more than every other day would be too much.

    Personally, I have never paid much attention to claims that when you do aerobics at this or at that time you will burn your muscle. I have never really had problems with that, but this may be for 2 reasons (if not more):
    1. I don't really give a s*** about putting on muscle, so I may have simply not noticed any changes
    2. I usually easily put on mass, whether it is muscle or fat, and have difficulties with burning it off.
    So, if you have a strange feeling that I don't know the answer and am just trying to hide it, then you are right I am not an expert so I don't want to give you false information. All I can do is say what I would do in your place

    BTW: As far as I know, there is a video about CFT going to be published soon. There is even a trailer video on youtube but it doesn't look very... well...

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    Thank you for the clarification. That was very helpful and I will keep my eyes open for that video.

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    One of the wondefull things about kettlebell training is the way many drills have an aerobic and anaerobic affect simultaneously (ie snatches). Some K-bell circuit training may be in order or even the program minimum as outlined in RKC.

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    Good point, kettlebells do incorporate aerobic and anaerobic training. I will get started on a program.

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