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Old 11-27-2010, 11:16 AM   #8
Arien Malec
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Originally Posted by Kevin Shaughnessy View Post
Forgive my ignorance, but what is so fallacious about the excerpt you posted?
It's mostly half-truth

1) The half-truth that cardiovascular conditioning can be obtained through power-biased work. The fallacy is the general assumption that there is a hard and fast dividing line between aerobic and anaerobic (glycolitic and ATP) systems, particularly for the kind of work @F does.
2) The half-truth that calculating VO2 max per kg biases against muscle mass. The implication that the only difference between a Tour de France athlete and an @F aficionado is muscle mass is silly. There are some athletes (rowers) who have enormous VO2 capacity on an absolute basis, but measure poorer per kg.

Last edited by Arien Malec; 11-27-2010 at 04:50 PM. Reason: lactate -> glycolitic
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