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Training at altitude has been used to improve athletic performance for decades. Since the Mexico Olympic Games, when the effects of altitude on performance were first made obvious, many teams and individuals use altitude training as part of their preparation.

BENEFITS OF ALTITUDE TRAINING

ATS products allow this powerful tool to be accessed by athletes of all standards without the expense and time required to travel to real altitude. We can help athletes of all standards reach their optimal performance potential: improvements in repeat sprint effort; oxygen carrying capacity of the blood and other cardio-vascular improvements are all facilitated by altitude training.

Altitude training improves a number of important parameters in sports performance. Recent research using Simulated Altitude Training systems such as ATS equipment has shown improved performance at sea level following a block of altitude exposure and training in elite cyclists1. Other studies 2, 3, 4 demonstrate positive effects such as improved repeat sprint performance, increased anabolic hormonal responses and increased red blood cell mass.

The mechanisms for this are still being researched, but oxygen delivery and utilisation at a number of levels (mechanical and cellular) as well a improved buffering capacity have been demonstrated5,6,7. Most of the immediate benefits to sports performance involve a qualitative improvement in the physiological systems related to oxygen delivery and energy utilisation.

The most significant results in sports performance come from effectively integrated altitude training programs, with individual monitoring and progression. ATS has the resources and experience to assist any athlete achieve the best possible results from altitude training.

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  1. Czuba, M et al. The effect of intermittent hypoxic training on aerobic capacity and
    endurance performance in elite cyclists. JSSM (2011) 10, p175-183.
  2. Millet, G. et al. Combining hypoxic methods for peak performance. Sports Med (2010) 40
    (1): pp 1-25.
  3. Kon, M et al. Effects of acute hypoxia on metabolic and hormonal responses to resistance
    exercise. Med and Sci in Sport and Ex (2010) 42 (7), p 1279-1285.
  4. Robertson, Y et al.  Effect of intermittent training in hypoxia combined with live high/train
    low. Eur J Appl Physiol (2010), DOI 10.1007/500421-010-1516-5. May 2010.
  5. Dufor, S et al. Exercise training in normobaric hypoxia in endurance runners: I:
    Improvement in aerobic performance capacity. J. Appl. Physiol (2006) 100: p 1238-1248.
  6. Ponsot, et al. Exercise training in normobaric hypoxia in endurance runners: II:
    Improvement of mitochondrial properties in skeletal muscle. J App Physiol (2006) 100: p
    1249-1257
  7. Zoll, et al. Exercise training in normobaric hypoxia in endurance runners: III:
    muscularadjustments of selected gene transcripts. J Appl Physiol (2006) 100: p 1258-
    1266.

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  • Can altitude training make you ski better? Check this article to find out.
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    Snows Best

  • In combination with ATS and Pulford Air & Gas, the NSWIS now has a new weapon in its arsenal when training elite athletes.
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    The Australian

  • Since beginning altitude training at the end of 2005, Collingwood hasn't missed the finals.
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    Mick Malthouse, The Australian

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