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Why a Higher VO2max isn't always better

In this Outside Magazine article, Alex Hutchinson reviews the recent work concluding that improving your max aerobic power may come at the cost of worse efficiency. The discussion is initiated by the case report of a Norwegian cyclist reaching a new VO2max “world record” and a comment by SVEXA's Filip Larsen and colleagues in Journal of Applied Physiology, and an additional article in Nature Communications, that offer explanations of the tradeoff between VO2max and efficiency.


It's an interesting discussion that continues to develop, read the full article for more...