18 October 2013
Performance Training in Death Valley with COSMED K4b2 during the Red Bull Project Endurance 2013
Endurance sport met endurance science in Death Valley during Red Bull Project Endurance.
For five days, 11 scientists from around the world used six championship-level endurance athletes as test subjects, applying cutting edge technology to find the cutting edge. How much further can endurance go? Can recovery be improved or sped up? What limits endurance, both physiologically and mentally?
Athletes included cyclocross champion Tim Johnson, endurance mountain biker Rebecca Rusch, ultra-runners Karl Metzler and Dakota Jones, triathlete Kirsten Sweetland, and off-road motocross racer Kendall Norman.
See image of testing session with K4b2: click here
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Founded in 1980, COSMED is a privately owned company manufacturing Cardio Pulmonary and Metabolic Diagnostic Equipment. COSMED products include a full range of Spirometers, Pulmonary Function, Body Composition, Nutritional Assessment and Cardio Pulmonary Exercise systems, including Electrocardiographs, Ergometers and Assessment Software. COSMED solutions are aimed for either professional or medical use for many different applications like: Hospital, Clinics, Primary Care, University & Education in Human Physiology, Clinical Nutrition, Commercial Weight Management, Human Performance Centers, Sport Institutions and Health Club Industry. COSMED Headquarters are located in the province of Rome, Italy. COSMED has subsidiaries in the USA, China and Germany, and distributes its products internationally through a constantly growing distributor network covering more than 70 countries.
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