Cold Climate, Big Engines: Why Do Scandinavians Have Such High Vo2max Scores?

Oskar Svendsen, Espen Harald Bjerke and Bjørn Dæhlie share something besides the fact they’re all Norwegian: they’re the three athletes (one cyclist, two cross country skiers) with the highest recorded VO2max scores of all time. Indeed, if you look at the VO2max records more closely, you’ll also notice that of the top 10 results, seven … The post Cold climate, big engines: Why do Scandinavians have such high VO2max scores? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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