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The Norwegian Method: Kristian Blummenfelt on Success, Legacy, and Paris 2024

June 15, 2024

In this first episode of TNW's 2nd season, Dr. Lipman speaks with Olympic gold medalist, Kristian Blummenfelt on his journey to the Olympics. Here are 7 takeaways from the episode.

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Mini Documentary: How the World’s Fastest Triathletes Used VO2 Master to Boost Performance by 19%

June 11, 2024

In this short video, learn how the world's fastest triathletes used VO2 Master to boost their performance by nineteen percent.

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How Triathlete Brock Hoel Has Used VO2 Master to Optimize His Performance

June 5, 2024

We spoke with Dr. Andrew Sellars to learn more about Brocks Hoel's triathlon journey, his progression, and how VO2 Master has supported his development.

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Case Study: Two Examples of Client Exercise Testing with VO2 Master

May 22, 2024

In this case study, we walk you through using a graded exercise test with VO2 Master to optimize training and reach health goals.

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Innovative Universities and Colleges Worldwide Using VO2 Master for Human Performance Metabolic Testing

May 17, 2024

VO2 Master has completely transformed the way universities and colleges use metabolic data to optimize student athletes' performance and conduct in situ research. Here's how the VO2 Master can benefit your school.

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The Drive with Peter Attia Q&A: You Asked, VO2 Master Answered

April 30, 2024

Episode #294 of The Drive with Peter Attia features coach Olav Aleksander Bu. During their conversation, they discuss how to measure and train for […]

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6 Reasons Why Triathletes Worldwide Are Using VO2 Master

April 17, 2024

Olympic-distance and Ironman triathletes are a breed apart, pushing their bodies to the limits as they conquer swimming, cycling, and running in one seamless […]

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Case Study: Run Optimization for an Ironman World Championship Athlete

April 11, 2024

Respiratory analysis, which can be examined as part of any metabolic assessment, can be incredibly beneficial for coaches. However, it is an underutilized tool […]

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The Norwegian Method Podcast: 5 Insights About Nutrition for Triathletes

April 3, 2024

This is the eighth episode in this series. If you haven’t yet listened to Episode 7, click here to read our six takeaways and […]

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Peter Attia – The Drive #294 Peak Athletic Performance

March 28, 2024

Summarized by Philip Batterson, PhD., Integrative Physiologist and Endurance Coach In episode #294 of The Drive with Peter Attia, world-renowned endurance coach Olav Aleksander […]

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The Norwegian Method Podcast: 6 Essential Tips for Triathlon Run Training

March 27, 2024

This is the seventh episode in this series. If you haven’t yet listened to Episode 6, click here to read our six takeaways and […]

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The Norwegian Method Podcast: How to Optimize Your Triathlon Bike Training

March 20, 2024

This is the sixth episode in this series. If you haven’t yet listened to Episode 5, click here to read our 10 takeaways and […]

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The Norwegian Method Podcast: Simplifying the Swim Training Process

March 13, 2024

This is the fifth episode in this series. If you haven’t yet listened to Episode 4, click here to read our 11 takeaways and […]

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The Norwegian Method Podcast: 11 Insights to Optimize Your Triathlon Training

March 6, 2024

This is the fourth episode in this series. If you haven’t yet listened to Episode 3, click here to read our seven takeaways and […]

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The Norwegian Method Podcast: Answering 7 Essential Questions About Racing

February 28, 2024

This is the third episode in this series. If you haven’t yet listened to Episode 2, click here to read our five takeaways and […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Athletic Testing & Protocols

6 Reasons Why Triathletes Worldwide Are Using VO2 Master

April 17, 2024

Olympic-distance and Ironman triathletes are a breed apart, pushing their bodies to the limits as they conquer swimming, cycling, and running in one seamless […]

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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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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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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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Recovery & Rehabilitation

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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