5. Aerobic Potential
After power vs endurance response, DNAFit looks next at VO2max trainability, which is known to underpin aerobic fitness. It differs from person-to-person and involves the maximum rate of oxygen consumption possible for that individual, as well as how that oxygen is used while training. We will investigate the genes involved in determining this and how they express themselves, while also understanding the critical role that environment plays, especially with regards to elite athletes. With this you’ll be able to advise on threshold and aid your clients in modifying their training for maximum results.
About the instructor
One of only 8 people in the UK ever to be selected for both the summer and winter Olympic games, Craig Pickering is a British Olympic athlete in both the 100m/4x100m relay and in Bobsleigh. As an athlete, Craig is one of only 8 British athletes in history to have been successfully selected for both summer and winter games. With a career spanning every level of sporting success, Craig was forced to retire with a back injury in 2014. Craig is Head of Sports Science at DNAFit, helping inform and deliver the company’s work with everyone from professional sports teams to absolute beginners with an elite ambition. Craig holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Bath and is currently studying a professional doctorate in elite performance.