The byrizz™ Rehab & Performance Podcast - Episode #12, 9th August 2021



Peter pushing one of the hockey players when performing a performance test in the lab. Photo: Peter Edholm.

Welcome to The byrizz Rehab & Performance Podcast, episode number twelve. In this episode, I speak to lecturer Peter Edholm. 


Peter has a Ph.D. in exercise physiology at the department of sports science at Örebro University, Sweden. His research is focused on physiological adaptations to training and physical activity. He teaches exercise physiology, anatomy and theory, and the methodology of training.

Peter has extensive experience in collaboration with external partners including, companies, sports movements, and authorities, concerning optimization of training, diet, and recovery. In his dissertation, he has looked at how exercise, training, and diet affect older women. The results show a clear connection between good exercise habits and high physical ability. This applies regardless of what exercise habits you have had earlier in life, supporting the well-known saying that it is never too late to start exercising. One of his studies did not show any connection between sedentary and functional ability, which indicates that being sedentary is not dangerous, but rather the lack of physical activity.

Peter means that this is the opposite of what is often presented in the media today. Therefore, the focus should be on increasing physical activity, such as brisk walking, rather than reducing the time you sit still. 


  • Who is Peter? Background, education, current position
  • Physical capacity in the older adults
  • The impact of regular exercise at middle age
  • Recovery strategies and methods to optimize physical performance

The episode is in Swedish and will be available on your favorite audible podcast resource from Monday, 9th of August! 

Peter can be reached and followed through social media on Twitter @Peter_Edholm.

This episode is sponsored by The byrizz™ Rehab & Performance application. The application gives you the continuity to reach your goals at any level, whenever, and wherever. The workouts, programs, and boot camps are made and customized to your needs and consist of trained therapists and strength & conditioning coaches with long experience in health and fitness. byrizz clients range from novice athletes to World Cup medalists and Olympians. 

This episode is also brought to you in cooperation with Sparta Science. Sparta Science is the industry's gold standard for Force Plate Machine Learning that predicts, improves, and validates individual and team availability. With a simple two-minute scan per person, organizations increase fitness levels, prevent injuries, and accurately predict team readiness using the world's largest machine learning force plate database. For more information about Sparta Science, visit

Peter performing a blood test on one of the Örebro hockey team players. Örebro plays at the highest division in Sweden, SHL.