Concurrent Training is a type of training that is often implemented into strength and conditioning programs for team sports, as well as individual sports. However, we must consider the primary physiological demands of the sport. Does it require power? Endurance? Strength? Or a combo? What energy systems are used the most? All of these questions should be answered when thinking about concurrent training.
Patrick Ward is a massage therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, certified personal trainer, and USA weightlifting certified coach. He holds many other certifications in active release technique, functional movement screen, and titlelist performance institute. He is well respected in the fitness industry and owns a sports performance center in Arizona. This article speaks to some of the important points of concurrent training. He reports the summary of a research article about this topic in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research:
Additionally, he adds some of his personal thoughts based on his experience. His article on this topic is very well thought out and researched, as are many of his blog posts. I encourage you to read though some of his blog in your spare time as he presents a lot of very good topics.