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Perspectives for Progress: Concepts About V[Combining Dot Above]O2max and Trainability Are Context Dependent

Joyner, Michael, J., MD1; Lundby, Carsten, PhD2

doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000150
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Some individuals show little or no increase in V[Combining Dot Above]O2max in response to training programs consistent with public health guidelines. However, results from studies using more intense programs challenge the concept that some humans have limited trainability. We explore the implications of these divergent observations on the biology of trainability and propose a new set of twin studies to explore them.

1Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN USA

2Center for Physical Activity Research, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Denmark

Corresponding author Michael J Joyner, MD, FACSM, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905. joyner.michael@mayo.edu

Disclosure of Funding or Conflicts of Interest: nothing to disclose

© 2018 American College of Sports Medicine