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Simulated Altitude Training

Simulated Altitude Training

 

Simulated Altitude Training is quickly emerging as the world’s most promising development in the world of athletic performance and peak fitness. As your body begins to adjust to repeated exposure to reduced oxygen (hypoxic) environments, amazing physiological changes occur making you faster, stronger, healthier and leaner. Whether you are training for the Olympics or just trying to get in shape, simulated altitude training is a true training revolution.

 

Science behind Altitude Training and Hypoxia

 

Exposure to alititude or hypoxia (reduced oxygen levels) is a challenge to the human body because oxygen is the primary source of energy for our cells. Huge amounts of study have been done in recent times about the science behind a state of hypoxia, the body strives to produce the required amounts of energy, with less oxygen available to do it. Exposure to hypoxia stimulates upregulation of Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF-1), which promotes an improvement of the body’s oxygen utilisation system at every link in the chain.

 

Initially, pulmonary oxygen absorption is enhanced to allow more oxygen to enter the system. At the same time the kidneys signal for an increase in Erythropoietin Hormone (EPO) which stimulates the production of Red Blood Cells (RBCs). An increase in RBCs (and haemoglobin as a sub-unit of the RBC) provides increased transportation for this extra oxygen throughout the body.

 

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*Exercise training in normobaric hypoxia in endurance runners.

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