The Norwegian Method Podcast: 6 Key Elements of Planning Your Triathlon Training Season

February 21, 2024

This is the second episode in this series. If you haven’t yet listened to Episode 1, click here to read our five takeaways and […]

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The Norwegian Method Podcast: Defining the Performance Model and the Fundamentals of the Norwegian Method

February 14, 2024

Whether you’re an age group triathlete looking to qualify for the World Championships, one who already has, or an athlete of any experience level […]

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Chasing Gold: Triathlete Brock Hoel’s Journey to Secure a Spot on Team Canada

February 13, 2024

Triathlete and aspiring Olympian Brock Hoel is hot on the heels of a spot on Team Canada at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. […]

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How a Coach Can Help You Harness the Power of Metabolic Analysis [Expert Insights from Performance Coach Sean Seale]

February 12, 2024

For athletes of all levels and backgrounds, performance improvement is a core goal. Metabolic analysis can be the key to uncovering physiological data that […]

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The Norwegian Method – Episode 3: A Year On Since Kristian and Gustav’s Pivot to Short Course

February 4, 2024

If you missed Episode 2, click here to watch it. Follow the journeys of Norwegian triathletes Kristian Blummenfelt and Gustav Iden as they work […]

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The Norwegian Method – Episode 2: Kristian Blummenfelt & Gustav Iden’s 2023 Pre-Season Training

February 4, 2024

If you missed Episode 1, click here to watch it. In episode 2, the team opens the doors to their pre-season training camps as […]

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The Norwegian Method – Episode 1: Kristian Blummenfelt & Gustav Iden’s Winter Lab Testing

February 4, 2024

If you missed the introduction to this series, click here to read the backstory. In the first installment of the Norwegian Method, Kristian, Gustav, […]

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The Norwegian Method: The Road to Paris 2024 with Kristian Blummenfelt, Gustav Iden, and Olav Aleksander Bu

February 4, 2024

There are few names more renowned in the triathlon world than Kristian Blummenfelt, Gustav Iden, and Olav Aleksander Bu. With a long resume of […]

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Mindset Shift: Using Sports Injury Rehabilitation to Become a Better Athlete

January 22, 2024

There is one universal truth for athletes at every level: at some point, they will get injured. Whether it’s a pulled muscle, a torn […]

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How Your Breathing Changes When Doing Dynamic Exercise

January 15, 2024

In this edition of the VO2 Master Education Series, performance coach Sean Seale and Dr. Andrew Sellars, Co-Founder of VO2 Master, explore breathing patterns […]

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Effect of respiratory muscle endurance training on performance and respiratory function in professional cyclists during the off-season

January 15, 2024

The study aimed to analyze the effect of respiratory muscle endurance training (RMT) on performance and respiratory function in professional road cyclists during the off-season period.

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Accuracy of Tracking Devices’ Ability to Assess Exercise Energy Expenditure in Professional Female Soccer Players: Implications for Quantifying Energy Availability

January 15, 2024

The purpose of the study was to assess the accuracy of commonly used GPS/accelerometer-based tracking devices in the estimation of exercise energy expenditure (EEE) during high-intensity intermittent exercise.

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Backpack load carriage and uphill walking – what matters for hikers?

January 15, 2024

Hiking is becoming a very popular activity with more than 27 million participants recorded in France by the Fédération Française de Randonnée. Despite this […]

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CO2 and the Basics of Breathing

January 10, 2024

In this edition of the VO2 Master Education Series, performance coach Sean Seale and Dr. Andrew Sellars, Co-Founder of VO2 Master, delve into the […]

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How VO2 Master Helps Coaches and Trainers Identify and Overcome Limiters

December 19, 2023

Whether the goal is to complete a race, secure a personal best, or simply level-up fitness or physique, improvement is a consistent priority for […]

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How to Improve Aerobic Fitness: Start by Forgetting About Aerobic and Anaerobic Training

November 30, 2023

Today, the concept of aerobic fitness is at the forefront of mainstream conversations about exercise and athletic training.  When you conduct a Google search […]

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Normal (and Abnormal) Breathing Patterns at Rest

November 2, 2023

In this edition of the VO2 Master Education Series, performance coach Sean Seale chats with Dr. Andrew Sellars, Co-Founder of VO2 Master, about breathing […]

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10 Years of VO2 Master: Co-Founders Peter O’Brien and Andrew Sellars Reflect on a Decade of Innovation 

October 26, 2023

This year marks the 10th anniversary of VO2 Master. The last decade has been an incredible journey. It started with an idea to improve […]

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Easy Ways to Improve Your Breathing in Cycling, Running, Rowing & Swimming

October 18, 2023

In this edition of the VO2 Master Education Series, performance coach Sean Seale talks with Dr. Andrew Sellars, Co-Founder of VO2 Master, about improving […]

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Get the Most Out of Your Long-Step Test (Physiological Profiling)

October 6, 2023

In this edition of the VO2 Master Education Series, performance coach Sean Seale and Dr. Andrew Sellars, Co-Founder of VO2 Master, discuss long-step tests, […]

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The Ideal Duration and Intensity for a Short-Step Test

September 13, 2023

In this edition of the VO2 Master Education Series, performance coach Sean Seale chats with Dr. Andrew Sellars, Co-Founder of VO2 Master, about setting […]

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How to Choose the Right Step Test for Your Athletes and Clients

September 11, 2023

In this edition of the VO2 Master Education Series, performance coach Sean Seale chats with Dr. Andrew Sellars, Co-Founder of VO2 Master, about step […]

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Why is Spirometry Important for Metabolic Testing?

September 3, 2023

In this edition of the VO2 Master Education Series, performance coach Sean Seale interviews Dr. Andrew Sellars, Co-Founder of VO2 Master, about what exactly […]

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Training Zones: How Deeper Data Helps You Reach Your Fitness Goals Faster

September 3, 2023

From Garmins to Apple Watches and beyond, if you own a fitness tracker, you already know that it measures your heart rate during physical […]

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Listen: The Secret to Improving Your Conditioning with VO2 Master Co-Founders Peter O’Brien and Dr. Andrew Sellars [The MetPro Method with Coach Crystal]

July 20, 2023

VO2 Master Co-Founders Peter O'Brien and Dr. Andrew Sellars joined Coach Crystal on The MetPro Method Podcast to discuss how you can break through athletic plateaus by learning about your current physiology. Here are 5 key takeaways from their conversation.

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Ventilatory Thresholds

May 5, 2023

Significance of Ventilatory Thresholds During physical exertion, as the physical intensity increases, the production of CO2 ramps significantly as a result of the metabolism […]

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Physiological and Mechanical Responses to a Graded Exercise Test in Traditional Rowing

February 18, 2023

Authors: Alfonso Penichet-Tomas , Jose M. Jimenez-Olmedo , Basilio Pueo and Javier Olaya-Cuartero Research Group in Health, Physical Activity, and Sports Technology (Health-Tech), Faculty […]

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Energy expenditure compared to mental focus & score in three modes of golf transport/play

December 23, 2022

Authors: Neil Ernest Wolkodoff 1, Gerald Martin Haase 2 and Ben Nathaniel Pennymon 3 1 Colorado Center for Health & Sport Science, Denver, Colorado.2 […]

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Best Practices for Your VO2 Master Analyzer

December 14, 2022

Here are some best practices to get the highest quality data possible from your VO2 Master Analyzer. The VO2 Master Analyzer is robust and […]

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One Test to determine Efficiency, Thresholds, and VO2max

August 8, 2022

Introduction. The three major predictors of endurance performance are maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max), fatigue thresholds (e.g., ventilatory and/or critical power), and efficiency or economy […]

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The Importance of Sport Specific Maximal Oxygen Testing

August 8, 2022

Introduction. One of the most significantly limiting aspects of measuring maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) testing is that, until very recently, it had to be […]

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Helping Athletes Achieve Their Ambitions

February 18, 2022

Train.Red—a world leader in scientific, wearable (f)NIRS equipment—is excited to announce that it will be collaborating with VO2 Master. Joining forces will lead to […]

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Physiological Demands of Basic Fire Management Tasks in Members of the Canadian Armed Forces: A Pilot Study

October 15, 2021

Authors: Étienne Chassé, MSc; Daniel Théoret, MSc; Martin P. Poirier, PhD; François Lalonde, PhD Introduction Members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are required […]

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Debunking the Lactate Threshold Myth

May 13, 2021

Many physiologic testing protocols in use today are based on poor science, and do not make use of the available evidence, which has proven […]

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Part 5: VO2max – A Determinant of Team Sport Performance

March 15, 2021

In this fifth article of our Introductory Series, we identify and discuss factors that affect athletic performance in team sports. Athletic Capacities Without question, […]

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Part 4: Measuring Maximal Oxygen Consumption

February 15, 2021

In this fourth installment of our Introductory Series, we examine how to accurately measure maximal oxygen consumption, as well as discuss some of the […]

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What is the best way to train VO2max?

January 29, 2021

Introduction After determining VO2max, the next step is to create a training plan to improve VO2max and other aspects of fitness, (i.e. efficiency and […]

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Part 3: How to Train Based on Metabolic Test Values

January 23, 2021

This is the third article of our Introductory Series. If you’re new to metabolic analysis or need a refresher on the subject, then this […]

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Case Study – Interpretation of VO2max Test

December 29, 2020

In the last blog posts the physiology and proper testing protocols for maximal oxygen consumption have been discussed. The purpose of this post is […]

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How to Measure Exercise Efficiency

December 18, 2020

In this article, the first in our Advanced Series, we will be examining one method of accurately measuring exercise efficiency and economy.

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Part 2: How the Body Uses Oxygen

December 1, 2020

This is the second article of our Introductory Series. If you’re new to metabolic analysis or need a refresher on the subject, then this […]

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How to Measure Maximal Oxygen Consumption

November 29, 2020

Maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) describes the bodies’ ability to uptake and utilization oxygen during intense/maximal full-body exercise. Measuring VO2max is critical to understanding one’s […]

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Part 1: An Introduction to Metabolic Testing

November 17, 2020

In the first article of our Introductory Series, we examine VO2 max and ventilatory thresholds and discuss how this information can provide important insight into one's cardiorespiratory fitness.

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Validity and Reliability of the VO2 Master Pro for Oxygen Consumption and Ventilation Assessment

September 14, 2020

Authors: Montoye, Alexander HK; Vondrasek, Joseph D.; and Hancock, James B. II Conclusion In conclusion, our study found acceptable convergent validity and test-retest reliability […]

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VO2max: A Brief History

August 29, 2020

In the early 1920’s researchers identified that there was a limited amount of oxygen that the body could uptake and consume. Coined VO2max, this measurement is now a mainstay in the evaluation of cardiorespiratory fitness for both health and performance.

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Physiology of Maximal Oxygen Consumption

July 29, 2020

Maximal oxygen capacity (VO2max) describes the bodies’ ability to maximally uptake oxygen from the atmosphere, and utilize it in the skeletal muscle mitochondria during intense full-body exercise. VO2max is considered the gold-standard for measuring cardiopulmonary function.

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Oxygen consumption in industrial tasks assisted by an upper limb exoskeleton

July 3, 2020

Authors: David Martínez Pascual Tutor/s: Nicolás M. García Aracil Summary “In view of the results obtained, oxygen consumption would indicate a decrease in fatigue […]

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Selective respiratory parameters and training of female tennis players

June 22, 2020

Authors: Pacholek, Jakub Advisor: Kočíb, Tomáš Summary “The respiratory parameters of our twin players were average compared to the general population and below average […]

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Maximal Oxygen Consumption for Health and Performance

May 26, 2020

Maximal oxygen consumption (VO₂max) and its relationship to whole-body health and performance. The Basics Maximal oxygen consumption (VO₂max) is the maximal rate of oxygen […]

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A Primer on Exercise Efficiency and Economy

January 27, 2020

Elite level endurance performance requires an athlete to have a large (>70 ml/kg/min) aerobic engine (VO2max) of which a high percentage (75-90%) of that […]

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Reproducibility of oxygen consumption measurements with the vo2 master portable device

January 1, 2020

Authors: Kotnik, Polona Mentor: Fonda, Borut Commentator: Suhadolnik, Aleš Conclusion “…we can conclude that the use of the device VO2 Master in the specific environment with […]

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Speculating on Physiology in the Lab vs on the Road

December 26, 2019

Author: Jem Arnold Introduction “We’re seeing trends in systemic VO2, blood lactate, and local muscle oxygen that align with the literature on muscle recruitment […]

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The Historical Context of Measuring Oxygen Consumption

December 13, 2019

There is an existence of a finite rate of oxygen consumption that exists during intense exercise, of which no further effort will increase. A.V. […]

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VO2 Master versus Parvo TrueOne

November 27, 2019

Author: Jem Arnold Conclusion “…comparing the VO2 Master against one of the standard metabolic carts we have at our lab, the Parvo Medics TrueOne […]

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The Three Major Physiological Factors that Predict Elite Endurance Performance

November 27, 2019

Elite level endurance performance is thought to be dictated by a combination of an athlete’s VO2max, metabolic threshold, and efficiency/economy. This combination results in […]

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Objective and Subjective Effects of a Passive Exoskeleton on Overhead Work

October 3, 2019

Authors: Pauline Maurice, Jernej Camernik, Dasa Gorjan, Benjamin Schirrmeister,Jonas Bornmann, Luca Tagliapietra, Claudia Latella, Daniele Pucci, LarsFritzsche, Serena Ivaldi, et al. Summary “This paper […]

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Validity and Reliability of the VO2 Master

August 6, 2019

Author: James Webber Introduction This study aimed to determine the validity and reliability of the VO2 Master when compared to a VacuMed metabolic simulator. […]

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