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Bent Rønnestad

Tittel: Professor
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Bent Rønnestad

Utdanning: Ph.D, idrettsfysiologi, Norges idrettshøgskole; “Effects of concurrent strength and endurance training on cycling performance and on factors affecting performance in cyclists”

MA idrettsvitenskap, Norges idrettshøgskole

Tidligere ansettelser: Høgskolelektor i idrettsvitenskap, Høgskolen i Telemark, avd. Bø (2004-2005)

Forskningsfelt: Idrettsfysiologi, optimalisering av styrketrening, optimalisering av utholdenhetstrening, treningsplanlegging/periodisering

Forskningsprofil: Min forskning fokuserer på optimalisering av treningen gjennom å studere akutte og longitudinelle effekter av ulike treningsprotokoller innenfor både styrke- og utholdenhetstrening, samt kombinasjonen av disse treningsmetodene. Forskningen omfatter både utrente og meget godt trente personer.
Pågående prosjekter/nylig avsluttede prosjekter:

  • In-season strength training cessation impairs performance variables in elite cyclists.
  • Strength training improves cycling performance, fractional utilization of VO2max and cycling economy in female cyclists.
  • Heavy strength training does not affect performance in junior female cross-country skiers.
  • The role of strength training within endurance cycling.
  • Optimal V̇O2max-to-mass ratio for the prediction of distance-race performance among elite male cross-country skiers.
  • 10-weeks of heavy strength training improves both sprint and time trial performance in elite cyclists. Submitted to J. Sports Sci.
  • Running velocity at lactate threshold; determining factors and relationships in well-trained and elite runners.
  • Short-term performance peaking in an elite cross-country mountain biker. Submitted to
  • Effects of 12 weeks blood flow-restricted strength training on strength-related characteristics in legs of untrained women – comparison with heavy strength training.
  • Influence of interval training frequency on time-trial performance in elite endurance athletes.
  • Strength training alters pre-receptor steroid hormone regulation in untrained women
  • VO2-kinetic in well-trained road and mountain bike cyclist.
  • Comparing effects of heavy strength training on 5 min all-out performance following prolonged sub-maximal efforts in cycling and running in endurance-trained female athletes
  • Acute and long-term effects of low load blood flow restricted resistance training on heat shock proteinsand endogenous antioxidant systems in skeletal muscles of untrained females.
  • Effects of heavy strength training on determinants of running performance, 40 min all-out performance, muscle tendon stiffness and (muscle activation) in endurance-trained female runners.
  • Seasonal changes in on-ice and off-ice performance in elite ice-hockey players.
  • Strength and muscle mass adaptations following concurrent strength and endurance training in non-strength trained females
  • Effects of heavy-load strength training on expression of genes involved in myostatin signaling in skeletal muscle of previously untrained women
  • Effects of heavy-load strength training on expression of genes involved in vitamin D-signaling in skeletal muscle of previously untrained women
  • Short intervals increases endurance capacity to a larger extent than longer intervals in elite ice hockey players.  
  • Muscle fiber composition is a determinant of strength training adaptations in previously untrained women
  • Effects of 12 weeks blood flow-restricted strength training on endurance-related characteristics in legs of untrained women – comparison with heavy strength training.
  • Combined heavy strength- and plyometric training improves on-ice sprint performance to a larger extent than heavy strength training alone in elite ice hockey players.
  • Acute physiological and cellular response to short intervals and long intervals.
  • Is “Live High – Train Low” altitude training effective in increasing sea level exercise performance in elite cross-country skiers?
  • The effect of different long-term block periodization models on sub-elite athletes.
  • Effect of Adding whole Body Vibration to preconditioning exercise on sprint performance in well-trained cyclists.
  • Use of eccentric cycling to enhance sport performance.
  • Optimization of the tapering period leading into an important competition in well-trained cyclists.
  • Effects of 25 days with focusing on short interval vs. long interval training in elite cyclists.
  • Training characteristics of 8 World elite athletes in Nordic Combined.
  • Acute effect of adding whole body vibration to preconditioning exercise on muscle activity during a subsequent cycling sprint.
  • Trainability : 2X or not-2X, is that the big question? – muscle fiber composition as determinator of strength training adaptations.
  •  Mapping the connection between individual muscle phenotype and adaptations to exercise in women.
  • Humans as heat generators: irisin and physical activity

Undervisning: Idrettsfysiologi 3BAIDR, BA-oppgave 3BAIDR, veileder MA-studenter fra NTNT og NIH

Phd-veiledning: Olav Vikmoen (2011-2015), Daniel Hammarstrøm (2013-2017), Håvard Nygaard (2010-2016)
Publikasjoner   

In English

Education: Phd Exercise Physiology, Norwegian Schools of Sports Sciences, MCs Exercise Physiology,  Norwegian Schools of Sports Sciences

Previous positions: Assistant Professor, Telemark University College (2004-2005)

Research Interests: Exercise Physiology, Optimizing of strength training, Optimizing of endurance training, Training periodization '

Research profile: My research is focused on optimizing physical training by investigating both acute and chronic responses to different exercise protocols of both strength and endurance training as well as concurrent training of these modes. My research subjects ranges from untrained to well-trained persons.
Ongoing/recent reserach projects:

  • In-season strength training cessation impairs performance variables in elite cyclists.
  • Strength training improves cycling performance, fractional utilization of VO2max and cycling economy in female cyclists.
  • Heavy strength training does not affect performance in junior female cross-country skiers.
  • The role of strength training within endurance cycling.
  • Optimal V̇O2max-to-mass ratio for the prediction of distance-race performance among elite male cross-country skiers.
  • 10-weeks of heavy strength training improves both sprint and time trial performance in elite cyclists. Submitted to J. Sports Sci.
  • Running velocity at lactate threshold; determining factors and relationships in well-trained and elite runners.
  • Short-term performance peaking in an elite cross-country mountain biker. Submitted to
  • Effects of 12 weeks blood flow-restricted strength training on strength-related characteristics in legs of untrained women – comparison with heavy strength training.
  • Influence of interval training frequency on time-trial performance in elite endurance athletes.
  • Strength training alters pre-receptor steroid hormone regulation in untrained women
  • VO2-kinetic in well-trained road and mountain bike cyclist.
  • Comparing effects of heavy strength training on 5 min all-out performance following prolonged sub-maximal efforts in cycling and running in endurance-trained female athletes
  • Acute and long-term effects of low load blood flow restricted resistance training on heat shock proteinsand endogenous antioxidant systems in skeletal muscles of untrained females.
  • Effects of heavy strength training on determinants of running performance, 40 min all-out performance, muscle tendon stiffness and (muscle activation) in endurance-trained female runners.
  • Seasonal changes in on-ice and off-ice performance in elite ice-hockey players.
  • Strength and muscle mass adaptations following concurrent strength and endurance training in non-strength trained females
  • Effects of heavy-load strength training on expression of genes involved in myostatin signaling in skeletal muscle of previously untrained women
  • Effects of heavy-load strength training on expression of genes involved in vitamin D-signaling in skeletal muscle of previously untrained women
  • Short intervals increases endurance capacity to a larger extent than longer intervals in elite ice hockey players.  
  • Muscle fiber composition is a determinant of strength training adaptations in previously untrained women
  • Effects of 12 weeks blood flow-restricted strength training on endurance-related characteristics in legs of untrained women – comparison with heavy strength training.
  • Combined heavy strength- and plyometric training improves on-ice sprint performance to a larger extent than heavy strength training alone in elite ice hockey players.
  • Acute physiological and cellular response to short intervals and long intervals.
  • Is “Live High – Train Low” altitude training effective in increasing sea level exercise performance in elite cross-country skiers?
  • The effect of different long-term block periodization models on sub-elite athletes.
  • Effect of Adding whole Body Vibration to preconditioning exercise on sprint performance in well-trained cyclists.
  • Use of eccentric cycling to enhance sport performance.
  • Optimization of the tapering period leading into an important competition in well-trained cyclists.
  • Effects of 25 days with focusing on short interval vs. long interval training in elite cyclists.
  • Training characteristics of 8 World elite athletes in Nordic Combined.
  • Acute effect of adding whole body vibration to preconditioning exercise on muscle activity during a subsequent cycling sprint.
  • Trainability : 2X or not-2X, is that the big question? – muscle fiber composition as determinator of strength training adaptations.
  • Mapping the connection between individual muscle phenotype and adaptations to exercise in women.
  • Humans as heat generators: irisin and physical activity

Teaching: BA Exercise Physiology, BA Thesis, MA Thesis
Positions held:

  • Member of the Steering Committee of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union.
  • Member of Forskningskomiteen for Grunnlovsjubileet (the Research Committee for the celebration of the Norwegian Constitution 2014), Norwegian Research Council.
  • Member of the government-appointed EEA (European Economic Area) Review Committee leading to the NOU 2012:2 ‘Utenfor og innenfor: Norges avtaler med EU’ [Outside and inside: Norway’s agreements with the EU], Oslo, 2012 (2010-2012).

Ph.D supervisions: Olav Vikmoen (2011-2015), Daniel Hammarstrøm (2013-2017), Håvard Nygaard (2010-2016)
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