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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

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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