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Fredrik Tonstad Vårvik

PhD Research Fellow

I3044 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

My Ph.D. topic investigates how to optimize in-season strength training for elite team sport athletes aiming to maintain muscle size, strength, power, and match freshness throughout the competitive season. We compare the effect of heavy load strength training versus power- and ballistic training programs, with an emphasis on female handball athletes.

Resistance training and sports nutrition are my main interests, particularly in the areas of recovery, adaptation, and performance. I teach and supervise students and am involved in research projects on these topics, in addition to being a consultant at the Norwegian Olympic Committee.

I have completed two bachelor's degrees in Sports Science and Nutrition, a master's in Exercise Physiology, and the IOC Sports Nutrition diploma.

Courses and teaching

Exercise physiology, strength training (theory and practice) and sports nutrition.

Scientific publications

  • Lindberg, Kolbjørn Andreas; Lohne-Seiler, Hilde; Fosstveit, Sindre Herskedal; Sibayan, Erlend E.; Fjeller, Joachim S.; Løvold, Sondre; Kolnes, Tommy M.; Vårvik, Fredrik Tonstad; Berntsen, Sveinung; Paulsen, Gøran; Seynnes, Olivier R.; Bjørnsen, Thomas (2022). Effectiveness of individualized training based on force–velocity profiling on physical function in older men. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. ISSN: 0905-7188. 32 (6). s 1013 - 1025. doi:10.1111/sms.14157.
  • Vårvik, Fredrik Tonstad; Bjørnsen, Thomas; Gonzalez, Adam (2021). Acute Effect of Citrulline Malate on Repetition Performance During Strength Training: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism. ISSN: 1526-484X. 31 (4). s 350 - 358. doi:10.1123/ijsnem.2020-0295.
  • Vårvik, Fredrik Tonstad (2021). Dette kan påvirke OL-prestasjonene. Stavanger Aftenblad. ISSN: 0804-8991.
  • Roberts, Justin; Zinchenko, Anastasia; Mahbubani, Krishnaa T.; Johnstone, James; Smith, Lee; Merzbach, Viviane; Blacutt, Miguel; Banderas, Oscar; Villasenor, Luis; Vårvik, Fredrik Tonstad; Henselmans, Menno (2018). Satiating Effect of High Protein Diets on Resistance-Trained Subjects in Energy Deficit. Nutrients. ISSN: 2072-6643. 11 (7). doi:10.3390/nu11010056.
  • Vårvik, Fredrik Tonstad (2021). Dette skjer i kroppen når du restituerer.
  • Henselmans, Menno; Bjørnsen, Thomas; Hedderman, Richie; Vårvik, Fredrik Tonstad (2021). Can acute or long-term manipulation of carbohydrate availability increase strength performance?.
  • Henselmans, Menno; Bjørnsen, Thomas; Hedderman, Richie; Vårvik, Fredrik Tonstad (2021). Carbohydrate requirements for strength training performance: a systematic review.

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