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ENERGIZE
sports performance testing & research Institute

HUMAN PERFORMANCE
ANALYSIS LAB

HIGH ALTITUDE TRAINING

Test OVERVIEW

When training at a high altitude, the body triggers a hormonal response that enhances the way oxygen is delivered and utilized throughout the body. Creating more blood vessels for oxygen to flow through, altitude training may lead to improved heart functionality, enhanced muscle performance and greater overall health.  It can increase your aerobic capacity, lactic acid tolerance, and oxygen flow to your muscles. 

WHY

Why would you do this test?  High altitude training can improve your endurance during intense exercise. It may increase your aerobic capacity, lactic acid tolerance, and oxygen flow to your muscles.  When training at a high altitude, the body triggers a hormonal response that enhances the way oxygen is delivered and utilized throughout the body.   Creating more blood vessels for oxygen to flow through, altitude training may lead to improved heart functionality, enhanced muscle performance and greater overall health.

 

RECOMMENDED

Who is this test recommended for? High altitude training and testing is recommended for athletes over 10 years of age and whom participate in high endurance sports.

HOW OFTEN

How often should you repeat this test?  High altitude testing is recommended every 6-12 months and if testing reveals under performance issues we recommend training 1-2 times per week.

 

BODY PARTS

Which body parts are or can be tested?  High altitude testing and training works primarily on lung, oxygen absorption and saturation.  The is recommended for athletes in high endurance sports.

 

RESULTS

What are the results of this test?  The results of high altitude will verify how much an athletes body adapts to long periods of high endurance training sessions.

 

SUMMARY

 What does this help to improve? 

What is considered training at altitude?   Elevation training happens in high altitudes of approximately 7,000-8,000 feet above sea level. When exercising in these altitudes, less oxygen is delivered to your muscles, getting you used to breathing “thinner” air.   This improves elite athletes' performance in competitions at lower altitudes.

 

 

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