RUNNING PERFORMANCE: FITNESS AND FATNESS MATTER MOST!

A new study on trail runners and race performance has found that maximum aerobic capacity (VO2max) and body fat/composition (aerobic power-to-weight ratio) accounted for 84% of the runners’ performance (https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.01306). By contrast, age, years of training and skeletal muscle mass did not correlate with race times.Find out more about the science and practice of improving your power-to-weight ratio in this Peak Performance article: https://www.peakendurancesport.com/endurance-training/power-glory-athletes-need-know-power-weight-ratio/