Coach Mike Boyle explains why aerobic training is not conducive
to sports conditioning for speed and power sports.
Interval training develops aerobic capacity, raises
V02 Max, and burns
body fat greater and faster
than aerobic training.
After a general aerobic conditioning period of several weeks,
aerobic training should not be perform by those seeking to increase
speed and explosiveness.
Power-related work must be performed to maintain white,
or power related muscle fiber and to promote the shift of
transitional, or intermediate fiber to white power related muscle
Endurance must be limited to prevent the conversion of transition
or intermediate muscle fiber (IIa) to red,
endurance muscle fiber (IIa).
See Coach Mike Boye's book, Advances
in Functional Training. Also see Concurrent
Training and Periodization.