The Crossover Concept

by Bob Seebohar |   Date Released : 17 Jun 2008
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Bob Seebohar

About the author: Bob Seebohar

Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, is a nationally known board certified specialist in sports dietetics, an exercise physiologist, a strength and conditioning specialist and a USA Triathlon Certified Elite Coach. He has an undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sport Science, a Master’s degree in Health and Exercise Science and a second Master’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Bob was previously the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Florida and most recently a sport dietitian for the US Olympic Committee. He traveled to the 2008 Summer Olympics with Team USA and was the sport dietitian for the Olympic Triathlon Team. Bob is a competitive endurance athlete, having competed in hundreds of multisport races, most notably six Ironman races, the Boston Marathon, the Leadville 100 mile mountain bike race and the Leadville 100 mile trail running race. He currently owns his own business, Fuel4mance, which provides sports nutrition services to athletes of all ages and abilities.

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Van Laer, Cora | 18 Apr 2012, 14:15 PM

I liked reading this article a lot and it gave me a new reason to believe in easy runs during marathon training. My only question is the long term effect of the metabolic efficiency obtained by aerobic training. The example given in the article shows an improvement of fat oxidation at submax intensities after aerobic training during an off-season. What if the athlete goes back into higher intensity training, will his metabolic efficiency stay this efficient or will it decrease if higher intensity training is maintained? Thanks!

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