- When unsure, try to prioritize the key session (most often the strength training) for your athlete to lower the effect of the potential “interference” effect.
- Neuromuscular fatigue and load is somewhat the core factor when it comes to the potential of any interference effect. The basic theory goes that there is a minimal neuromuscular load because of a cardio session, which in turn decreases the quality of your resistance training sessions.
- Vice versa, remember specificity: if you are an endurance athlete, then it is likely that the strength training that you don’t care too much about (for better or worse :P), might directly impact the quality of your core endurance sessions.
- If you combine a high intensity session of either strength or metabolic conditioning in isolation, you may gain for the rest of the day a sort of neural “priming” effect. This may be limited to better trained athletes, and less fit athletes may have detrimental effects from this.