Intermittent Hypoxic Training Krista Austin writes about an alternative to traditional altitude training

28 October

Intermittent Hypoxic Training For most of recreational or amateur athletes, training at altitude isn’t really possible while maintaining a steady job and normal family life. Month-long trips to Boulder or the Alps just aren’t realistic for most of us. That’s where Intermittent Hypoxic Training (IHT) comes in. IHT is an alternative to traditional altitude training [...]

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2011 USOC International Altitude Training Symposium October 5 – 7 Colorado Springs, Colorado

9 August

Cutting-edge research on the applied aspects of altitude training, provide the opportunity to discuss practical strategies on how to utilize altitude training in preparation for the London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympics. The 2011 USOC International Altitude Training Symposium will bring together  coaches, athletes  and sport scientists who have  interest in the practical application of [...]

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Sluggish movement at altitude is partly a brain effect

19 July

At high altitude, even the fittest mountaineer’s ability to move freely can vanish in the thin air. But it’s not the fault of your muscles. In fact, this drop-off in athletic performance in low-oxygen conditions may be mostly in the mind: the brain kicks in to prevent potentially damaging overexertion. The cause of muscle fatigue [...]

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High Altitude Training

17 July

Australia Men’s Health Magazine: In a nutshell, it works like this: Our kidneys have internal sensors that can tell when there’s a drop in oxygen, and they respond by making EPO, the hormone that prompts the body to make red blood cells.  Since a cyclist who lives at high altitude has more of those cells [...]

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What are the Physiological Benefits of Altitude Training?

6 July

Mizuno {1990} reported a  6% increase in of the gastrocnemius muscle the buffering capacity  elite male cross-country skiers who resided at 2100 m (6890 ft) and did their training at 2700 m (8860 ft) for 2 weeks. Substantial improvements in their max  O2 deficit (29 %) and treadmill exercise  time to exhaustion ETE (17%) were [...]

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intermittent swimming VO2 responses, velocity associated with VO2 max

1 July

By: S Libicz, B Roels, G P Millet Journal: Canadian journal of applied physiology = Revue canadienne de physiologie appliquée While the physiological adaptations following endurance training are relatively well understood, in swimming there is a dearth of knowledge regarding the metabolic responses to interval training (IT). The hypothesis tested predicted that two different endurance [...]

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MOUNTAIN SICKNESS EXPLAINED

27 June

Acute Mountain sickness (AMS) is the term given to a number of symptoms that occur after rapid ascent to high altitude. Mild forms of this illness can affect up to 50% of population traveling to altitudes above 12,000 – 14,000 ft. Severe forms may be life threatening because of pulmonary or cerebral oedema. The mild [...]

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Altitude Training Altipower hypoxicator simulates the effect of High altitude camp

21 June

Altipower hypoxicator Training Mask simulates the effect of High Altitude Training while delivering the same benefits for an athlete or a mountaineer. When top athletes want to improve in their performance, they go to  altitude training camps for training, and when they come back to sea level to race, they are performing stronger, faster and [...]

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Could Giving Oxygen Be Doing More Harm Than Good: Heart Attack ?

3 April

common practice of giving patients oxygen to inhale during a heart attack – There is no evidence that the  is beneficial, according to a new Cochrane Systematic Review.  the researchers say the possibility that giving oxygen may actually increase a patient’s risk of dying cannot be ruled out Until further research is carried out. Health [...]

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People living at higher altitudes tend to live longer and have a lower chance of dying from ischemic heart disease

28 March

Recently published:  Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. ScienceDaily (March 2011) One of the most comprehensive studies of its kind.  Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in partnership with the Harvard School of Global Health have found that people living at higher altitudes have a lower chance of dying from ischemic heart [...]

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