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    Phomolo P.
    BW
    Phomolo P.

    training is the legal method of increasing haemoglobin in the blood in order to get improved results in endurance events. By training at altitude (higher than 2000m), the body needs to produce more haemoglobin in order to counteract the lower percentage of oxygen in the air. By training at altitude for a period of time, the body makes this adaptation, then prior to competition the athlete returns to competition altitude with increased oxygen carrying capacity and therefore, an improved oxygen uptake. Whilst this sounds simple, it is actually quite complex. There are a number of disadvantages in training at altitude, including the need for longer recovery and the inability to train at high intensity (speed work etc). Altitude is also very individual. For some athletes it works well, for others it does very little, other than muck up their preparation.

    Zachary B.
    US
    Zachary B.

    What is altitude training?

    Rk S.
    IN
    Rk S.

    Ergogenic aids - legal: altitude training Altitude training Altitude training is the legal method of increasing haemoglobin in the blood in order to get improved results in endurance events. By training at altitude (higher than 2000m), the body needs to produce more haemoglobin in order to counteract the lower percentage of oxygen in the air. By training at altitude for a period of time, the body makes this adaptation, then prior to competition the athlete returns to competition altitude with increased oxygen carrying capacity and therefore, an improved oxygen uptake. Whilst this sounds simple, it is actually quite complex. There are a number of disadvantages in training at altitude, including the need for longer recovery and the inability to train at high intensity (speed work etc). Altitude is also very individual. For some athletes it works well, for others it does very little, other than muck up their preparation.

    Muhammad S.
    PK
    Muhammad S.

    Altitude training prepare the athlete adapt the environment.

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