Unlike most coaches in elite sport, Dr. Skiba maintains a world-leading program of research into the determinants of athletic performance. His work regularly appears in some of the best academic journals in the fields of sports medicine and physiology. The science found in these publications give PhysFarm athletes an

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unprecedented advantage over their competition.

Below, you can find links to some of Dr. Skiba’s most recent publications. We extend special thanks to the many athletes who sacrifice their time and energy to participate in these studies.


Skiba PF, Clarke D, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM.Validation of a Novel Intermittent W′ Model for Cycling Using Field Data. Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 2014. [Epub ahead of print]

Skiba PF, Jackman S, Clarke D, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM. Effect of Work and Recovery Durations on W’ Reconstitution during Intermittent Exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014. Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print]


Chidnok W, DiMenna FJ, Fulford J, Bailey SJ, Skiba PF, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM. Muscle metabolic responses during high-intensity intermittent exercise measured by (31)P-MRS: relationship to the critical power concept. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2013 Nov1;305(9):R1085-92.

Noordhof DA, Skiba PF, de Koning JJ. Determining anaerobic capacity in sporting activities. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2013 Sep;8(5):475-82.

Chidnok W, Fulford J, Bailey SJ, Dimenna FJ, Skiba PF, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM. Muscle metabolic determinants of exercise tolerance following exhaustion: relationship to the “critical power”. J Appl Physiol.115(2):243-50. July 2013

Clarke DC, Skiba PF. Rationale and resources for teaching the mathematical modeling of athletic training and performance. Adv Physiol Educ. 37(2):134-52. June 2013.

Wylie LJ, Kelly J, Bailey SJ, Blackwell JR, Skiba PF, Winyard PG, Jeukendrup AE, Vanhatalo A, Jones AM. Beetroot juice and exercise: pharmacodynamic and dose-response relationships. J Appl Physiol. May 2, 2013. [Epub ahead of print]


Skiba, Philip Friere, Weerapong Chidnok, Anni Vanhatalo and Andrew M. Jones. Modeling the expenditure and reconstitution of work capacity above critical power. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 44(8):1526-32. August 2012.