altitude training


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altitude training

training at real or simulated altitude sufficient to reduce oxygen partial pressure (PO2) significantly below that at sea level, undertaken with a view to increasing haematocrit and so oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood, and thus enhancing sea-level aerobic performance. Individual responses vary widely and other effects can be deleterious (e.g. muscle mass is reduced and blood viscosity is increased). A 'live high (e.g. 2500 m), train lower (e.g. 1250 m)' strategy is currently more favoured, as the training itself can then be close to sea-level intensity, while haematocrit increase is still achieved during the less active periods. Some research has suggested that altitude training may also improve sea-level endurance performance by enhancing the running economy (oxygen consumption at a given speed) of the athletes. See also altitude acclimatization.
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