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) On the existence of step-to-step breakpoint transitions in accelerated sprinting. PLoS ONE. vol. 11 (7).
- (2016) A Comparison of Frontal Theta Activity During Shooting among Biathletes and Cross-Country Skiers before and after Vigorous Exercise. PLoS ONE.
- (2016) Psychological Determinants of Burnout, Illness and Injury among Elite Junior Athletes. The Sport journal.
- (2016) 5-week block periodization increases aerobic power in elite cross-country skiers. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. vol. 26 (2).
- (2016) The physiological capacity of the world's highest ranked female cross-country skiers. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. vol. 48 (6).
- (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.
- (2016) The Effect of Different High-Intensity Periodization Models on Endurance Adaptations. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
- (2016) Contribution of maximal upper-body strength, body composition, and maximal oxygen uptake to predict double poling power and overall performance in female cross-country skiers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. vol. 30 (9).
- (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).