Altitude training

high-altitude traininghigh altitudeto prepare for this factorhigh altitude traininghigh-altitude athletic trainingtrain at altitudetrain at high altitudestraining at altitude
Altitude training is the practice by some endurance athletes of training for several weeks at high altitude, preferably over 8000 ft above sea level, though more commonly at intermediate altitudes due to the shortage of suitable high-altitude locations.wikipedia
85 Related Articles

Hypoxia (medical)

hypoxiahypoxicanoxia
Depending on the protocols used, the body may acclimate to the relative lack of oxygen in one or more ways such as increasing the mass of red blood cells and hemoglobin, or altering muscle metabolism.
Mild, non-damaging intermittent hypoxia is used intentionally during altitude training to develop an athletic performance adaptation at both the systemic and cellular level.

Mammoth Lakes, California

Mammoth LakesMammothMammoth Lakes, CA
Good venues for live-high train-low include Mammoth Lakes, California; Flagstaff, Arizona; and the Sierra Nevada, near Granada in Spain.
This hilly terrain and the high altitude makes the area great for high-altitude athletic training, including among elite long-distance runners, who live and train in the thin air.

Hypoventilation training

Hypoventilation training, which consists of reducing the breathing frequency while exercising, can also mimic altitude training by significantly decreasing blood and muscle oxygenation.
The effect of this kind of training was determined to decrease the body’s O 2 content and simulate altitude training.

Hypoxia (environmental)

hypoxiaanaerobicanoxic
In repeated sprints in hypoxia (RSH), athletes run short sprints under 30 seconds as fast as they can.
Atmospheric hypoxia is also the basis of altitude training which is a standard part of training for elite athletes.

Red blood cell

red blood cellserythrocyteserythroid
Depending on the protocols used, the body may acclimate to the relative lack of oxygen in one or more ways such as increasing the mass of red blood cells and hemoglobin, or altering muscle metabolism.

Altitude tent

altitude simulation tentHigh altitude traininghigh-altitude tent
Altitude training can be simulated through use of an altitude simulation tent, altitude simulation room, or mask-based hypoxicator system where the barometric pressure is kept the same, but the oxygen content is reduced which also reduces the partial pressure of oxygen.

Hypoxicator

Elevation Training Maskhypoxic altitude simulationstationary devices
Altitude training can be simulated through use of an altitude simulation tent, altitude simulation room, or mask-based hypoxicator system where the barometric pressure is kept the same, but the oxygen content is reduced which also reduces the partial pressure of oxygen.
simulated altitude training used to achieve greater endurance performance as well as offering pre-acclimatisation for mountaineers – minimising the risk of succumbing to acute mountain sickness on a subsequent ascent.

Altitude

high altitudealtitudeshigh-altitude
Altitude training is the practice by some endurance athletes of training for several weeks at high altitude, preferably over 8000 ft above sea level, though more commonly at intermediate altitudes due to the shortage of suitable high-altitude locations.
These changes are the basis of altitude training which forms an integral part of the training of athletes in a number of endurance sports including track and field, distance running, triathlon, cycling and swimming.

Altitude sickness

acute mountain sicknesshigh altitude sicknessmountain sickness
Opponents of altitude training argue that an athlete's red blood cell concentration returns to normal levels within days of returning to sea level and that it is impossible to train at the same intensity that one could at sea level, reducing the training effect and wasting training time due to altitude sickness.

Blood doping

blood transfusionsblood boosterblood transfusion
Over the past thirty years, EPO has become frequently abused by competitive athletes through blood doping and injections in order to gain advantages in endurance events.

Endurance

staminaenduremuscular endurance
Altitude training is the practice by some endurance athletes of training for several weeks at high altitude, preferably over 8000 ft above sea level, though more commonly at intermediate altitudes due to the shortage of suitable high-altitude locations.

Athlete

playerathletessportsman
Altitude training is the practice by some endurance athletes of training for several weeks at high altitude, preferably over 8000 ft above sea level, though more commonly at intermediate altitudes due to the shortage of suitable high-altitude locations.

Sea level

mean sea levelMSLAMSL
Altitude training is the practice by some endurance athletes of training for several weeks at high altitude, preferably over 8000 ft above sea level, though more commonly at intermediate altitudes due to the shortage of suitable high-altitude locations.

Oxygen

OO 2 molecular oxygen
At intermediate altitudes, the air still contains approximately 20.9% oxygen, but the barometric pressure and thus the partial pressure of oxygen is reduced.

Atmospheric pressure

barometric pressureair pressurepressure
At intermediate altitudes, the air still contains approximately 20.9% oxygen, but the barometric pressure and thus the partial pressure of oxygen is reduced.

Partial pressure

gas pressurepartial pressuresoxygen pressure
At intermediate altitudes, the air still contains approximately 20.9% oxygen, but the barometric pressure and thus the partial pressure of oxygen is reduced.

Hemoglobin

haemoglobinoxyhemoglobindeoxyhemoglobin
Depending on the protocols used, the body may acclimate to the relative lack of oxygen in one or more ways such as increasing the mass of red blood cells and hemoglobin, or altering muscle metabolism.

Simulation

simulatorsimulatesimulations
Altitude training can be simulated through use of an altitude simulation tent, altitude simulation room, or mask-based hypoxicator system where the barometric pressure is kept the same, but the oxygen content is reduced which also reduces the partial pressure of oxygen.

Hypobaric chamber

altitude chamberhypobaricaltitude simulation
Altitude training can be simulated through use of an altitude simulation tent, altitude simulation room, or mask-based hypoxicator system where the barometric pressure is kept the same, but the oxygen content is reduced which also reduces the partial pressure of oxygen.

1968 Summer Olympics

19681968 Olympic Games1968 Olympics
The study of altitude training was heavily delved into during and after the 1968 Olympics, which took place in Mexico City, Mexico: elevation 7349 ft. It was during these Olympic Games that endurance events saw significant below-record finishes while anaerobic, sprint events broke all types of records.

Mexico City

Federal DistrictMexico City, MexicoDistrito Federal
The study of altitude training was heavily delved into during and after the 1968 Olympics, which took place in Mexico City, Mexico: elevation 7349 ft. It was during these Olympic Games that endurance events saw significant below-record finishes while anaerobic, sprint events broke all types of records.

Erythropoietin

EPOrecombinant EPOerythropoetin
This training idea involves living at higher altitudes in order to experience the physiological adaptations that occur, such as increased erythropoietin (EPO) levels, increased red blood cell levels, and higher VO 2 max, while maintaining the same exercise intensity during training at sea level.

VO2 max

VO 2 maxaerobic capacityVO2max
This training idea involves living at higher altitudes in order to experience the physiological adaptations that occur, such as increased erythropoietin (EPO) levels, increased red blood cell levels, and higher VO 2 max, while maintaining the same exercise intensity during training at sea level.

Flagstaff, Arizona

FlagstaffFlagstaff, AZFlagstaff, Arizona Territory
Good venues for live-high train-low include Mammoth Lakes, California; Flagstaff, Arizona; and the Sierra Nevada, near Granada in Spain.

Sierra Nevada (Spain)

Sierra NevadaSierra Nevada, SpainSierra Nevada Mountains
Good venues for live-high train-low include Mammoth Lakes, California; Flagstaff, Arizona; and the Sierra Nevada, near Granada in Spain.