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20Jul, 2017 0 comments
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Strength is required to summit

As well as a good fitness base and general health, strength is an important factor that contributes to achieving a goal such as summiting a mountain. When the incline really cranks up, having a strong core and leg muscles will provide the necessary p ...

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29Jun, 2017 0 comments
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Innovative new way to measure training responses – in the muscle!

At the Altitude Centre, we are always keen on using the latest developments in technology. When a technology involves monitoring of muscle oxygenation levels, known as Moxy, we immediately saw the potential of this device as to how and why it may ben ...

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08Jun, 2017 0 comments
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Burn fat for longer after altitude training

Burning fat is an important process required for training adaptations. Whether it be for becoming and/or staying lean, feeling healthy or training specific energy systems, most people are interested to know how to do it. It would be extremely benefic ...

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18May, 2017 0 comments
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An updated guide on altitude training for exercise performance

Altitude training methods are developed by a double-edge sword approach; evidence (i.e., lab findings) informs practice (i.e., in the field) and practice informs evidence. But if both sword edges are rapidly evolving, how do we, as firm users and bel ...

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04May, 2017 0 comments
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How to prevent over-training at altitude

When exercising at altitude, it can be difficult to match the intensity carried out at sea level. This is mainly due to the change in environment, i.e., reduced oxygen, restricting the full capability of performance in a demanding environment that is ...

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30Mar, 2017 0 comments
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Is there a need to perfect your breathing to benefit more from altitude training?

Breathing efficiently can be considered underrated. During and immediately after tough intervals in the chamber, very rarely does one think “I should really improve my breathing patterns to improve my performance” – rather, our thoughts are “ ...

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23Feb, 2017 0 comments
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Should you change your diet when exercising at altitude?

Intuitively, we all know that exercising at altitude is typically more challenging than exercising at sea level. Theoretically, due to this increased demand, it is likely that we are required to eat and drink more calories because we are working hard ...

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09Feb, 2017 0 comments
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Breathe your Way to the Top

Do you ever feel energy deprived?
Does this lead to worries of putting on weight that you’ve worked so hard to lose and keep off, because you are energy deprived and unable to exercise?

Perhaps some intermittent hypoxic exposure (IHE) on the P ...

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12Jan, 2017 0 comments

RESEARCH: Altitude training vs Sea level training

Altitude Training - Why do we do it?

Since the late 1960’s, altitude training has been at the forefront for innovative research to benefit athletic performance. From the Tour de France to Olympic Games, many competitions have taken place in an e ...

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06Jan, 2017 0 comments
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RESEARCH: Altitude training will blow away the Christmas cobwebs quicker!

Pre-Season/Post-Christmas Training at Altitude

Christmas is a festive period filled with well-deserved enjoyment and celebration. From over-indulging in mince pies to stacking the plate with pigs in blankets – these parts of the year are difficu ...

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