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New insight into higher elevation training

The underlying problem with high altitude (>2000 m) is that there is less oxygen and while this may not be that threatening to individuals at rest it does pose a challenge to athletes. Of course for the pure anaerobic events no adaptation is required so this discussion is necessarily focused on endurance training and competition.

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If you take some time to read this it can give insight into some of the class concepts we have talked about. For example, how to train you anaerobic systems, as well as your aerobic ones. I have always seen athletes wear masks and have heard of... more »If you take some time to read this it can give insight into some of the class concepts we have talked about. For example, how to train you anaerobic systems, as well as your aerobic ones. I have always seen athletes wear masks and have heard of working out in higher elevation helps, but its cool to see the science behind how much of your VO2max number is effected by the elevation changes.Also, it was interesting to hear about an concept of working out in low altitude,but sleeping in high altitude to try and get the best of both worlds. However you look at elevation and what is does for your body during training, I hope you find this article interesting and educational. 09-27-2015 7:19pm

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