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Altitude Training & Team Sports

  • Jul 14 - 29, 2015
  • Gharafat Al Rayyan, Dukhan Highway Doha, Qatar

Following the dominance of altitude acclimatised athletes during the 1968 Olympic Games held in Mexico City (2400 m), and early anecdotal training experiments in the USA in the 1970s, altitude (hypoxic) training has become very popular among individual endurance athletes such as marathon runners, orienteers, cyclists, swimmers and triathletes.

Following the dominance of altitude acclimatised athletes during the 1968 Olympic Games held in Mexico City (2400 m), and early anecdotal training experiments in the USA in the 1970s, altitude (hypoxic) training has become very popular among individual endurance athletes such as marathon runners, orienteers, cyclists, swimmers and triathletes.

Altitude training is used to further enhance exercise performance at sea level or to acclimatise to competition at altitude. The fundamental theory behind altitude training is simple -- by exposing an athlete to an environment that is low in oxygen, the body will eventually adapt to this stress and improve its efficiency at transporting and using oxygen. However, this may not be the only factor involved in the enhancement of performance, since other central (e.g., ventilation, haemodynamics or neural adaptations) and/or peripheral factors may also play an important role.

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  • Gharafat Al Rayyan, Dukhan Highway Doha, Qatar

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