Does maximum Oxygen efficiency always lead to more power? perhaps not...

In this commentary, SVEXA CSO Filip Larsen and colleagues comment on an original article describing a young athlete who transitions from alpine skiing to world junior cycling time-trial champion in only 3 years. He has a world-record VO2max, but analysis paradoxically shows that his efficiency does not continue to increase with training, but tails off according to a proposed bell curve.

This finding highlight the importance of performing an integrated analysis of VO2max, lactate threshold and aerobic efficiency when tracking athlete development over time. This is crucial since efficiency and VO2max (aerobic power) tend to respond to different types of training, and improvements in one aspect is often associated with impairment in another.

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