Tag Archives: Tim Noakes

VO2 Max Part II: What it is not and why that matters

How to increase your VO2 Max, and why you can’t I am amazed at how so many coaches contradict and confuse VO2 Max and power at VO2 Max (PMax), and try to convince you that you need to increase your max with certain types of intervals, most typically those in...
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VO2 max Part 1: What it is and why it matters

NOTE: Full citations and articles should be up shortly. VO2 Max* is the maximal amount of oxygen you can breathe into your lungs, transport and then actually uptake and use by your muscles; it is typically expressed as ml per kg of mass (or muscle mass) per minute. No other...
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When its more than just data: More on hydration

I have to come clean. I’ve got a drinking problem. I really cannot decide how much I need to drink before I leave on a training ride. Sometimes I drink more, sometimes I drink less, but I always drink to thirst. When the world’s most interesting man advises you to...
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Human performance vs survival: what is optimal hydration

LIsten to the Tipcast here Here we are, summer approaching with the warm temperatures I love the most. But with summer comes the fear mongering about dehydration, as well the gimmicks and snake oil being sold promising to bring you to your best performance. As I have discussed on a...
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