Vegard Ulvang is provoked by Norwegian researcher’s training statements, – and calls him arrogant and “cocksure”. Fasterskier.com yesterday posted an article describing recent research statements claiming that distance training is worthless, and that interval training is the only answer to cardiovascular (aerobic) capacity.
Vegard Ulvang has been measured with one of the highest max VO2 values of any athlete (in any sport). He became this strong by performing “old fashioned” endurance training: Hours of easy distance training, with hard interval sessions once in a while. It is this general training method that researchers in Trondheim, Norway now call worthless.