Hans Rosdahl

Hans Rosdahl

Senior lecturer

Email: hans.rosdahl@gih.se

Phone: +46 8-120 53 737

Visiting address: Lidingövägen 1

Room: 1336

Belongs to: Department of Physiology, Nutrition and Biomechanics, Section for Laboratories


Read more about my interests in research.

My general research interests are located in the fields of physiology, biomechanics and sport science. Specials interests are sited into performance development of elite athletes and the role of physically active commuting in the general population for sustainable health and environment.

Additionally, I have a pronounced interest in sports technology and method development, thus I work with both developing, validating and applying new methods to gain further knowledge in the general research fields above.

Current projects

  1. Performance optimization in sprint kayaking and para canoeing with new technology for technique and race analysis and training monitoring.
  2. Concurrent strength and endurance training in well-trained team sport athletes.
  3. Validity and reliability for measurements of oxygen uptake and related variables with the Vyntus CPX Metabolic Cart.
  4. Physically Active Commuting in Greater Stockholm (PACS).

Representative publications

  • Rosdahl H., Calbet, J., Sheel W. A., Boushel R. (2017). Physiology of Canoeing, in Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Don McKenzie and Bo Berglund, Eds., New York: Wiley-Blackwell Pub, 2019 p.47-61.
  • Nilsson JE, Rosdahl HG. Contribution of Leg Muscle Forces to Paddle Force and Kayak Speed During Maximal Effort Flat-Water Paddling. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2016 Jan; 11 (1): 22-7.
  • Petré H., Hemmingsson E., Rosdahl H., Psilander N. Development of Maximal Dynamic Strength During Concurrent Resistance and Endurance Training in Untrained, Moderately Trained, and Trained Individuals: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Sports Medicine (2021) 51:991–1010https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-021-01426-9
  • Rosdahl H, Gullstrand L, Salier−Eriksson J, Johansson P, Schantz P. Evaluation of the Oxycon Mobile metabolic system against the Douglas bag method. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2010 May 109(2):159–171
  • Ainegren M, Jensen K, Rosdahl H. Breathing resistance in metabolic systems: its effects on pulmonary ventilation and oxygen uptake in elite athletes with high aerobic power. Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 2020, Vol 234 (3) 217-226, DOI:10.1177/1754337120919609
  • Schantz P, Salier Eriksson J, Rosdahl H. Perspectives on exercise physiology and behaviors of commuter cycling in relation to health outcomes. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 2020, Section of Exercise Physiology, E-ISSN 2624-9367, Vol. 2, article-id 65
  • Salier Eriksson J, Olsson K, Rosdahl H, Schantz P, Heart Rate Methods Can Be Valid for Estimating Intensity Spectrums of Oxygen Uptake in Field Exercise. Front. Physiol., July 2021, Vol 12 https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2021.687566

Other information

Athletic merits

  • Has been an elite active in canoeing.
  • Swedish Championships in Canadian paddling in 1984, 1985 and 1987.
  • World Cup participants in 1985 and 1987.
  • Stora Grabbar's badge in 1987.

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Hans Rosdahl

Photo: Thomas Carlgren

Hans Rosdahl

Photo: Thomas Carlgren


Academic title

Docent, Ph.D. in Medical Science