Concurrent Aerobic and Strength Training for Body Composition and Health

  • Eurico Nestor Wilhelm
  • Ronei Silveira PintoEmail author


For most people, exercise training is among the major modifiable factors to improve body composition and ameliorate cardiometabolic risk factors, but several exercise-induced adaptations are mode-specific. Concurrent endurance and strength training is particularly relevant to improve overall health as it combines the benefits of each single exercise modality to bring about local (e.g. trained skeletal muscles) and systemic physiological adaptations. This chapter will discuss current evidence regarding the benefits of concurrent training on body composition and health-related aspects. The applicability and usefulness of concurrent training to improve total and abdominal body fat will be reviewed, followed by a discussion of the potential benefits of combining strength and endurance exercise in health-related biomarkers, such as blood glucose, circulating lipids and blood pressure.


Fat mass Visceral fat Lipoproteins Glucose Blood pressure Vascular health 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eurico Nestor Wilhelm
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ronei Silveira Pinto
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Physical Education School, Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel)PelotasBrazil
  2. 2.Exercise Research Laboratory, Physical Education SchoolFederal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)Porto AlegreBrazil

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