Ep 163: Key Determinants Of Becoming A World Class Marathoner, with Dr. Øyvind Sandbakk

Run with Fitpage

Feb 28 2024 • 1 hr 3 mins

In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we have the pleasure of hosting Dr. Øyvind Sandbakk, who is one of the most decorated researchers in the field of movement science. Vikas and Dr. Sandbakk discuss about the key physiological determinants for endurance performance in this episode.

Dr. Øyvind Sandbakk is an accomplished professor and former cross-country runner, currently leading groundbreaking research at NTNU's Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science. As the head of the Center for Top Sports Research, Sandbakk delves into the intricate realms of physiology and biomechanics, exploring the nuances of strength and endurance training. With a rich background at Olympiatoppen, including a stint as the head of research and development, Sandbakk has authored numerous books and over 200 studies. He brings his expertise to the forefront, examining the physiological and biomechanical mechanisms that drive top-level athletic performance. As the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Sport Physiology and Performance, Sandbakk continues to shape the discourse in sports research. His multifaceted contributions extend to leadership roles in various sports organizations, reflecting his commitment to advancing the field.

Sandbakk, a seasoned cross-country athlete, is happily married to Silvana Bucher Sandbakk, an associate professor and former member of Switzerland's national running team.

Find Dr. Sandbakk here:

About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale, and Reliance before coming up with the idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
Instagram: @vikas_singhh
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
Twitter: @vikashsingh101

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