Øyvind B. Sandbakk
Background and activities
Professor with the Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science.
Managing director at the Centre for Elite Sports Research.
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 (Olympiatoppen), and thereby work on a daily basis with experts, 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
- (2020) The Effects of a Short Specific Versus a Long Traditional Warm-Up on Time-Trial Performance in Cross-Country Skiing Sprint. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP). vol. 17.
- (2020) The multidisciplinary process leading to return from underperformance and sustainable success in the world’s best cross-country skier. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP). vol. 30.
- (2019) The Effect of 30-Second Sprints During Prolonged Exercise on Gross Efficiency, Electromyography, and Pedaling Technique in Elite Cyclists. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP).
- (2019) Comparison of mitochondrial respiration in M. triceps brachii and M. vastus lateralis between elite cross-country skiers and physically active controls. Frontiers in Physiology. vol. 10.
- (2019) Effects of different increments in workload and duration on peak physiological responses during seated upper-body poling. European Journal of Applied Physiology. vol. 119 (9).
- (2019) Mechanical energetics and dynamics of uphill double-poling on roller-skis at different incline-speed combinations. PLOS ONE. vol. 14 (2).
- (2019) Physical capacity, not skeletal maturity, distinguishes competitive levels in male Norwegian U14 players. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. vol. 30 (2).
- (2019) The training and development of elite sprint performance: an integration of scientific and best practice literature. Sports Medicine - Open. vol. 5.
- (2019) The Interval-Based Physiological and Mechanical Demands of Cross-Country Ski Training. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP). vol. 14 (10).
- (2019) Comparison of Short-Sprint and Heavy Strength Training on Cycling Performance. Frontiers in Physiology. vol. 10.
- (2019) The Contribution From Cross-Country Skiing and Shooting Variables on Performance Level and Sex Differences in Biathlon World Cup Individual Races. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP). vol. 14 (2).
- (2019) Analysis of a Biathlon Sprint Competition and Associated Laboratory Determinants of Performance. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living. vol. 1.
- (2019) Is There a Trade-Off Between Maximum Jumping and Throwing Capability in the Handball Jump Throw?. Sage Open. vol. 9 (3).
- (2019) The Role of Sport Science in the New Age of Digital Sport. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP). vol. 28 (1).
- (2019) Turhia tabuja naisurheilijoiden valmennuksessa (Spesial issue: Coaching female endurance athletes). Liikunta ja Tiede.
- (2019) Block vs. Traditional Periodization of HIT: Two Different Paths to Success for the World’s Best Cross-Country Skier. Frontiers in Physiology. vol. 10.
- (2019) Assessment of Basic Motions and Technique Identification in Classical Cross-Country Skiing. Frontiers in Psychology. vol. 10.
- (2019) Comparison of Physiological and Perceptual Responses to Upper-, Lower-, and Whole-Body Exercise in Elite Cross-Country Skiers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. vol. 33 (4).
- (2018) Effects of initial performance, gross efficiency and VO_2peak characteristics on subsequent adaptations to endurance training in competitive cyclists. Frontiers in Physiology. vol. 9.
- (2018) Peak oxygen uptake in Paralympic sitting sports: A systematic literature review, meta- and pooled-data analysis. PLOS ONE. vol. 13 (2).