Tag Archives: ACCLIMATIZATION

The Fallacy of Vo2max and %VO2max

.. Running Economy. Once again, it does not measure what we think it does. This has been dabled in for years in cycling (Which is an interesting story…They found that cyclists preferred pedaling at high revolutions per minute, while the … Continue reading

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Maximal Oxygen Consumption Changes After Altitude Training

The researchers examined whether athletes become more economical because of high-altitude training — consuming less oxygen at any given speed once they return to sea level. Chapman said the researchers did not see any improvements. Economy was the same or … Continue reading

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ALTITUDE AS A TRAINING AID

Do the adaptive mechanisms described above compensate for the decrease in oxygen available at altitude. The answer is NO. Even with acclimatization, the proportion of the energy supplied by anaerobic metabolism for any level of activity (rather than by oxygen … Continue reading

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