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Concurrent Training is Mandatory for Law Enforcement Professionals

 

 

What is Concurrent Training and why is it required for LE and other first responders?

 

Concurrent training is when multiple energy systems are trained simultaneously, ie: training for strength gains and endurance (aerobic) gains at the same time.

 

It has been a big hype in the fitness world that you should NOT train those two things at the same time due to utilizing the energy systems required to train each individually would hinder gains for the other one. This is known as the Interference Effect. The Interference Effect is the negative impact aerobic endurance training can have on gains in strength, power/speed, and hypertrophy.

 

The current data suggests 3 major things:

 

  1. We should do our strength training and your aerobic training on completely separate days
  2. That if we are going to train both on the same day, do it at least 6 hours apart
  3. If we are going to train them at the same time (same session), do the strength training first and the endurance...
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