Excercising at altitude
Exercising at Altitude improves muscular endurance and increases fitness through intensified aerobic and anaerobic training sessions. By improving the breathing economy and the ability to stay saturated with oxygen, individuals will be best prepared for competitions or hiking at altitude. This can be achieved by training under intermittent hypoxia.
Exercising at altitude will help you feel less fatigued and makes you recover quickly. This in turn will provide you with the opportunity to increase your training intensity and move up a gear, which is great news! Studies have proven that training under intermittend hypoxia leads to positive effects, such as improved repeat sprint performance, increased anabolic hormonal responses and increased red blood cell mass.
This study, done on elite male triathletes, shows a 7% increase in VO2max and a 7.4% increase in mean maximal power ouput/Kg body weight (Wmax). And all of this after just 10 days of exercise training at a simulated altitude of 8000ft/2500m.
Exercising at altitude has been proven to:
- Increase VO2 Max and Lactate Threshold
- Increase Power output and Speed
- Enhance Endurance and Stamina
- Reduce Recovery time