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WADA to investigate new doping allegations in athletics Whistle blower leaked results of 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes I simply had to think loud, as I worked extremely hard and long in endurance sport. I was involved and had the privilege to work with many top world class athletes over all this years from track and field gold medal winners to triathlon old medal winners to cross country skiing and cycling to name some during my time in the high altitude center in St. Moritz , Switzerland and for the Swiss Olympic comity as well as for many personal coaching addition for many athletes. Here where my ideas often started to fundamentally differ and this happened as well when I arrived here in Canada , where I had the privilege to help to develop the two most success ful endurance athletes from their young age of 15 +- years till they hit the world class level. It is relative easy to bring an athlete to a top level. It is very very hard to keep that level and there is where some athletes from often Media and money pressures and more , start to get into a direction ,which is not accepted for many out there but it is often the only way , as they believe to get to the next level only over certain steps. It is all about reaching a limitation( limiter) and the only way we can move up is to find a compensation is over "artificial " short term compensation. In nearly all attempt to get rid of the limiter , anabolic help is considered , as training is really a catabolic help. The amount of hours which are invested this days in any sport, reach a level, where recovery is getting lost and therefor the anabolic reaction of recovery as the most important step in progress can't really naturally occure. In sports like endurance discipline the amount of hours create an incredible structural basic in capillarisation and mitochondria, ( and if training does not help, pharmaceutical substances will help , so does utilization as we understand it, is basically limitless. Therefor the limitation is not, as in most of us, muscular and utilization, but it is delivery limiter who create now the endpoint of progress. Limiter, like the respiration, where the available maximal ventilation volume is far too low to keep CO2 balanced and as such H + balanced. We have hundreds of VE tests from VO2 max test , where we see in cycling max levels of 140n- 180 L VE. Same in runners and somewhat higher in cross country skier. The actual utilization ability would demand a much higher VE and therefore the limitation would be respiration . We still have the majority of coaches out there who argue that respiration is never a limitation. No real proof or justification but they give that as an "educated" accepted statement. Perhaps EIAH and other reaction could be tracked back to this kind of limitation but in depth discussion in coaching areas are rare and small. The other limiter is the cardiac system. The nearly bottom less ability to move blood in the extremely well trained vascular bed is so huge, that in the majority of cases the cardiac out put has no chance to maintain BP ( Blood pressure ) for all the areas, asking for O2 as they could use it to create energy. So the cardiac output is an extreme limitation in top endurance athletes and it is easy to find this limitation. Now not as a critic but as a statement. Over the last 10 - 15 years , when we asked in hundreds of discussion coaches and exercise physiologist on how the train cardiac output or respiration specifically we get an answer as we got in one of our discussions here. We get thrown into our direction classical statements like lactate tolerance and VO2 max and Lactate threshold workouts and all what we all discuss and know , but we never get a real answer to how you train VE without pushing your muscular system. How do we train the right cardiac ventricle, how do you improve naturally DPG production. How do we increase plasma volume to help to create a better cardiac output. Instead many top hired exercise physiologists seem to look for substances allowed or not allow for plasma expansion like the scandal we had in Finnish cross country skiing , to epo and micro dosage. All help to reduce the limiter we reach form the cardiac system by improving cardiac out put of O2 transportation option. Even today an accepted and smarter way is proper sport nutrition and trends we get every 15 years on NO improvement like L arginine, Viagra and beet juice go in the same direction. So the simple question in my crazy confusing brain is: Why do we daily try to talk and discuss with people that a live bio feedback from what ever it can be , we use NIRS or HR or RF or CO2 direct feedback could be used and together we can produce ideas to work on real physiological progress so everybody can reach a personal best, which is all what we need , health person best and fun and the idea of sport and activity is more than achieved. ? True I am a dreamer and this is a loud bad formulated dream. Thanks for reading so far down and any comment is appreciated.