Fundamentals of the Norwegian Method

In this episode David and Olav discuss and explain the fundamentals of the system Olav uses. This will serve as the basis on which further episodes can be understood. (00:00) Introduction  (01:00) Reverse Engineering  (03:36) Norwegian Model Sub Metrics (04:50) Norwegian Model Performance Metrics  (06:52) Where do traditional metrics and markers of endurance fit into the Norwegian Method Performance Model? (07:58) Athlete differences and “threshold” and weaknesses if the “threshold model”  (11:17) Zonal compression and tradeoffs in physiology  (12:11) What is efficiency? (14:03) What is driving changes in effiiency and sub metrics of the Norwegian System Performance Model (18:20) Durability, Capacity and adding a dimension to one dimensional metrics like VO2max (19:16) Problems with extrapolating FTP in the context of Capacity and Durability (23:24) Training trade offs and relationship to testing  (28:49) Sub-metrics and using the performance model (34:25) Decision making using the performance model  (37:37) The Norwegian model and use fo sensors and technology  (39:42) Olav and coaches using the performance model for himself as a coach  (45:18) The impact of the team, motivation and psychology on an environment  We know that some of the concepts covered here may be a little confusing so please do send through any questions you have to @santaratech on instagram, via email to [email protected] or use the Q&A feature on spotify if that’s where you are listening.  Thanks to the sponsors of the Norwegian Method Podcast: VO2Master To benefit from our unique offer for a Free Assessment Kit with the purchase of an Analyzer Kit from VO2 Master, head to and enter code: "OLAVMETHOD" during checkout (Available for Online Orders Only). Discount valid from January 4, 2024 – March 31, 2024 only. Find VO2Master at: Website - ⁠⁠ Instagram - ⁠@vo2master⁠ Facebook - vo2master⁠ Twitter/X - @vo2master YouTube - vo2master LinkedIn - vo2-master ⁠ Maurten To benefit from the one-time code and get 20% off the Maurten 1/52 Collection, simply add the 1/52 Collection to your basket at and enter code "TheNorweiganMethod1" at the checkout. Discount valid from 11th Jan 2024-18th Jan 2024 only. Find Maurten at: Website - ⁠⁠ Instagram - @maurten_official YouTube - ⁠Maurten Official - YouTube⁠ Plasmaide To try Plasmaide go to the Plasmaide website and use code NMP25 for a 25% discount on Plasmaide products. Find Plasmaide at:  Website: ⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠  Instagram - @plasmaide LinkedIn - Plasmaide Facebook - Plasmaide Graphic Design by Georgia Humphreys Introduction by Santara Studios Produced and Edited by David Lipman

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A podcast presented by Santara Technology, featuring Olav Aleksander Bu and hosted by Dr David Lipman discussing the Norwegian method in depth as it pertains to age group triathletes seeking to qualify or already qualified for the world championships.