What is High Altitude Training?

Modified on Mon, 02 Oct 2023 at 08:45 AM

High-altitude training involves exposing the body to reduced levels of oxygen at higher altitudes, simulating the conditions of training at elevations where the air contains less oxygen. 

The concept behind high-altitude training is that the reduced oxygen availability at higher altitudes stimulates the body to adapt and produce more red blood cells, which are responsible for carrying oxygen to muscles and tissues. This adaptation is believed to enhance aerobic capacity, increase endurance, and improve overall athletic performance. 

Athletes often use high-altitude training to boost their stamina, speed up recovery, and prepare for competitions held at lower altitudes.

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