Background and activities
Associate professor with the Department of Neuroscience and managing director at the Centre for Elite Sports Research.
Most of my research focus on improving the understanding of elite sports performances, mainly by investigating integrative physiology and biomechanics, the effects of strength and endurance training, as well as the utilization of new technology to gain further understanding of these aspects in real-life environments. I also teach these topics in BA and MA courses focusing on training and performance, as well as the top coach education program. I am additionally head of research and development at the Norwegian Olympic Sports Center, Region Mid-Norway and thereby work on a daily basis with coaches and athletes and to optimize the interaction between research and “best practice”.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2016) Laboratory Determinants of Repeated Sprint and Sport-Specific Technique Ability in World Class Ice Sledge Hockey Players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.
- (2016) A Comparison of Frontal Theta Activity During Shooting among Biathletes and Cross-Country Skiers before and after Vigorous Exercise. PLoS ONE.
- (2016) How do world-class Nordic Combined athletes differ from specialized cross-country skiers and ski jumpers in sport-specific capacity and training characteristics?. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.
- (2015) Speed and heart-rate profiles in skating and classical cross-country-skiing competitions. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. vol. 10 (7).
- (2015) Mechanical Energy and Propulsion in Ergometer Double Poling by Cross-country Skiers. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. vol. 47 (12).
- (2015) Gender differences in power production, energetic capacity and efficiency of elite cross-country skiers during whole-body, upper-body, and arm poling. European Journal of Applied Physiology. vol. 116 (2).
- (2015) Are gender differences in upper-body power generated by elite cross-country skiers augmented by increasing the intensity of exercise?. PLoS ONE.
- (2015) Sport-Specific Physiological Adaptations in Highly Trained Endurance Athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. vol. 47 (10).
- (2015) Effects of acute supplementation of L-arginine and nitrate on endurance and sprint performance in elite athletes. Nitric oxide. vol. 48.
- (2015) The physiological responses to repeated upper-body sprint exercise in highly trained athletes. European Journal of Applied Physiology. vol. 115 (6).
- (2015) The effect of incline on sprint and bounding performance in cross-country skiers. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. vol. 55 (5).
- (2015) Concurrent Development of Endurance Capacity and Explosiveness: The Training Characteristics of World-Class Nordic Combined Athletes. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.
- (2014) Downhill turn techniques and associated physical characteristics in cross-country skiers. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. vol. 24 (4).
- (2014) Biomechanical analysis of the herringbone technique as employed by elite cross-country skiers. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. vol. 24 (3).
- (2014) The effects of skiing velocity on mechanical aspects of diagonal cross-country skiing. Sports Biomechanics. vol. 13 (3).
- (2014) Changes in Technique and Efficiency After High-Intensity Exercise in Cross-Country Skiers. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. vol. 9 (1).
- (2014) The effects of poling on physiological, kinematic and kinetic responses in roller ski skating. European Journal of Applied Physiology. vol. 114 (9).
- (2014) The effects of the arm swing on biomechanical and physiological aspects of roller ski skating. Human Movement Science. vol. 36.
- (2014) Construction of an instrumented roller ski and validation of three-dimensional forces in the skating technique. Sports Engineering. vol. 17 (1).
- (2014) Using the Power Balance Model to Simulate Cross-Country Skiing on Varying Terrain. Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine. vol. 5.