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studied physiology for my Physical Education teaching degree and having done coaching courses and attending coaching conferences. It has all been about performance not physiology.Over the last few years I have been under the belief that doing repetitions at MaxVO2 pace. Again this I NOT I simply like to give it some thoughts as I am more and more surprised talking with coaches. But even more as we have some great discussion with exercise physiologist and many with Ph.D in this field NOT a critic on the fair and open feedback. There is no such thing like performance, as we really created performance in the last 50 - 100 years as we created some thing called sport and exercise physiology. Before all of this we talked about survival trends and what physiological properties we may need to survive a long walk , a hard run a swim in cold water and so on. I had the privilege to grow up and go to the university of Berne Switzerland with an absolute pioneer in exercise physiology . Prof G Schoenholzer. He told us in the first and most memorable lesson and he was already close to 80 at that time . so he was a generation with Hill and Meyerhofer and all this incredible Brains. There is NO performance without physiology, but there is a lot of physiology who decides how you perform. But at the end of the day it is all about the ability to survive and somewhere up in the brain there is a needed control for that , the rest is feedback loop to survive as long as possible. Now the most interesting part is, that this great generation of thinkers really had this all the way in mind and somewhere in the believe we have to look at just performance somewhere there we turned the thoughts upside down and talk the great studies from Hill into a very different direction. Somewhere somebody with a lot of influences create the idea of a VO2 max and j used Hills name as a Nobel price winner to fix the myth. Here a short section of his work. Now here a short idea or some thoughts form a presentation we did in the first international NIRS seminar in Switzerland a few years back organized from Idiag and Swinco . So the summary is : This motivated us and still does to find tools with direct live feedback to follow this survival reactions. So we are for the moment on this tool box. below. and now we are down back to just 1 - 3 MOXY's so back in the grassroots activities. The fact , that we teach or better educate people working with patients and or athletes and average people like you and me and have all fixed just on performance is not easy to understand. It is all about an optimal efficient functioning no matter on what level and what performance. To create an optimal personal best performance the physiology or better the physiological team has to be a perfect team. So how come we do VO2 max training, when VO2 max is the actual at that moment product of a team approach. VO2 max does tell us nothing about the effort of the team members. In any decent training course we should learn how VO2 is influenced. Here a great picture from a training course by Holmberg SWE Oestersund look at the wording and add what we can check with some physiological ideas with NIRS. Ventilation SpO2 / affinity - O2 disscurve and O2Hb HHb / O2 extraction /utilization / SmO2 trend, Look CO on the top right a key part in " performance " O2 transport and energy " store " just to name some in connection with NIRS. What other tool as a coach can I afford and use live who can give just close to all of this feed backs. ? So here a take on VO2 from our side which as many now understand is different, but is it that wrong ? Now look above all the different factors who influence VO2 and VO2 will decide on your performance. Question . How can we believe by using a performance we understand what this performance to day may influence in the physiological team. It seems to be back wards . I like to know what a physiological reaction will have on impact on my performance and therefore than work on this physiologic weak link to improve the overall performance of the team. This brings us down to the simple steps with using MOXY only. And to close the circle . our idea on VO2 from a practical approach Hope it makes a little bit sense. ?