How does a foundational myth become sacred scientific dogma? The case of A.V. Hill and the anaerobiosis controversy

The leading challenger to the anaerobic/cardiovascular model of endurance performance is Professor Tim Noakes.  Prof Noakes is well known and respected university professor, prolific researcher, medical doctor, and outspoken critic of traditional exercise physiological wisdom that VO2max limits endurance performance.  … Continue reading

Muscle Factors

I have termed my training program and the physiological beliefs supporting them “power running” because I believe that muscle factors are primarily responsible for endurance performance.  This belief in the primacy of muscle factors stands in stark contrast to the … Continue reading

Muscle Contractility part 3 – strength

In part 1 of the Muscle Contractility series I identified the three primary muscle characteristics that ultimately determine your running performance (or for that matter, your performance in any form of endurance exercise).  Those characteristics are contraction speed, strength, and … Continue reading