Dr Glenn McConell chats with Dr Mark Burnley from the Loughborough University in England. He is an expert on critical power (cycling) and critical speed (running). We compared and contrasted the speed duration relationship across the animal kingdom. Mark is an absolute wealth of knowledge on exercise intensity domains and critical power etc and comparative exercise physiology. Critical power is essentially one’s aerobic capacity and W’ is essentially one’s work capacity. Twitter: @DrMarkBurnley0:00. Introduction and how Mark’s entry into research6:12. Exercise intensity domains/ Critical power10:02. Single out exercise to determine critical power11:55. Marks students, supervisors, collaborators in the area etc14:55. Critical power and W’ (the work capacity above critical power)18:15. Lactate threshold and critical power23:42. Isometric exercise, resistance exercise and critical power26:50. Is W’ really all only anaerobic work capacity?28:36. Maximum accumulated oxygen deficit29:56. Practical use of critical power/ W’ for training/racing31:55. Critical speed/pacing33:50. Zones of training and critical power37:35. Mark feels that with ex training all roads lead to Rome/Tokyo38:15. Zone 2 confusion/evidence/lack of evidence etc41:35. Animal athletes/critical power in animals53:22. Dogs are too smart to do proper critical power measures57:20. Desert Iguanas critical power59:21. Crabs critical power1:02:00. How compare critical speeds across the animal kingdom1:04:46. Lungless salamanders critical power1:06:37. Fish and birds critical power1:16:35. Fibre type/capillaries/muscle mass and critical power1:25:30. Humans are below average athletically1:27:30. Migratory birds energy expenditure etc1:31:40. Monty python1:34:42. The speed duration curve shape tends to be similar across species1:35:03. Crabs and humans have similar critical speed relationships!1:36:00. Recovery and critical speed. W’ balance1:39:02. Unthinking lactate use re Best practice for LT determination1:44:27. Takeaway messages1:47:10. Zones and training1:51:10. With ex training all roads lead to Rome/Tokyo1:52:21. Outro (9 seconds)Inside Exercise brings to you the who's who of research in exercise metabolism, exercise physiology and exercise’s effects on health. With scientific rigor, these researchers discuss popular exercise topics while providing practical strategies for all.
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