The byrizz™ Rehab & Performance Podcast - Episode #23 Season 3, 17 February, 2023

Test methods at the highest level - Are they outdated and should we just be more specific when testing elite athletes? - Tommy Lundberg, PhD - Karolinska Institutet.

Tommy commenting the physical profiling testing "Fysprofilen" in National News at SVT in January. 2023. Photo: SVT

Welcome to the first episode of the third season of The byrizz Rehab & Performance podcast. In this first one episode of 2023, I'm speaking to Tommy Lundberg currently working as a Docent in Physiology and Assistant Senior Lecturer in the Division of Clinical Physiology at one of the world’s foremost medical universities, Karolinska Institute in Sweden. 

Let's find out more about Tommy;

Who is Tommy Lundberg?

Tommy's past and intended future long-term research is planned to be related to the control and regulation of skeletal muscle mass and function. More specifically, in contexts such as sports performance, disease, and aging, Tommy is interested in how human skeletal muscle responds and adapts to increased or decreased use. His general competence area is human physiology and sports science, with specific expertise in exercise physiology. Tommy has currently a teaching activity of 50% of his full-time. The teaching activities refer mainly to the Degree programs in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Biomedical Analytics at the Karolinska Institutet. He is also the course leader for a contract education course in Advanced Exercise Physiology and a teacher at the Ph.D. course "Writing Science and Information Literacy".



  • Tommy's background and research
  • Physical profile in Swedish Elite Sports "Fysprofilen"
  • Pros and cons with the test profile: Outdated or the way to go? 
  • Protein guidelines
  • Tommy's thoughts about a high-level Football team Physical Fitness training regime  

Want to follow Tommy and his work? Follow Tommy on Twitter

The episode is in Swedish and will be available on your favorite audible podcast resource from the 17th of February.  

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.
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Tommy is involved in the latest development concerning testosterone rules in sports. Here attending with comments on the issue at National News in Sweden, TV4 Photo: TV4.