Back To The Basics: What is Altitude Training?
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by Melanie Miller
3w ago
Simulated altitude training, also known as hypoxic training, is a method of training that involves exposing the body to reduced oxygen levels in order to improve physical performance. It is commonly used by athletes to improve their endurance and capacity for oxygen uptake, as well as by those living at sea-level to acclimate to the lower levels of oxygen present at high elevations. There are several ways to do simulated altitude training, including the use of hypoxic tents or chambers and altitude simulation masks. Hypoxic tents and chambers are enclosures that are designed to mimic the redu ..read more
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See Results Faster – Why Altitude is Great for the Busy Professional
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by ALTITUDE ATHLETIC
8M ago
With many of us back to the office – we can no longer be as generous with our lunchtime workouts. If you can squeeze a lunchtime workout in, often it’s less than an hour — which isn’t much if you factor in transit time to the gym and showering after the workout. So, how do you get the most out of your workout in the shortest amount of time and see faster results? Training at altitude presents an ideal solution to this dilemma. It’s What’s in the Air That’s Different Efficiency is one of the greatest assets of altitude. Training in an environment with less available oxygen triggers physiologic ..read more
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An Interview with Justyn Knight – One of Canada’s Greatest Track Athletes
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by Melanie Miller
10M ago
“Don’t be scared to fail, I fail all the time” – Justyn Knight At the end of the February, we capped off The Altitude 5K Challenge – a challenge for runners of all levels to see who can run the fastest 5km on the treadmill when the altitude chamber is set to 9000ft elevation. After a month that saw all sorts of runners from the community come out and participate in some friendly competition, we were left with our winners. Congratulations to our top runners – Dan Rowland and Catherine Dawe – on running the fastest times of 18:20 and 23:00 respectively in the male and female categories.   ..read more
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Altitude Training for Cardiac Rehab and Treatment
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by Josh Downer
1y ago
WHY USE ALTITUDE FOR CARDIAC REHAB? Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in men and women worldwide (1). Coronary artery disease and hypertension are two of the most prevalent forms of CVD and physical inactivity is one of the main risk factors of CVD. Therefore, it is important that we improve the methods and strategies used to combat this disease. Hypoxic exposures, and exercise (IHT) in a simulated altitude environment (hypoxic training) can yield greater improvements in CVD symptoms and the quality of life of CVD patients. (2) The benefits of hypoxic exposure and exer ..read more
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Performance Assessment for the Cycling Athlete
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by Josh Downer
1y ago
You’re busy with work, life and training. With so much going on, it’s helpful to see if your hard work is paying off. Where does your fitness stand right now and is there a way you can do things better and train smarter? A performance assessment is a great tool for cyclists (or in fact, any athlete) to gain valuable data to understand their baseline and help better guide their training. Learn more about some of the data a performance assessment will tell you and why this data matters:   VO2 Max – What is It and How Can It Help Me?   Measuring VO2 Max is one component of our perf ..read more
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Altitude Training for Fat Loss, Muscle Mass and Body Composition
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by Altitude Athletic
1y ago
We know elite cyclists use altitude training to get a fitness boost before racing in the Tour de France. And we’ve heard that olympic runners will head to high altitude camps in places like Flagstaff or St. Moritz to get that extra lung for events at sea-level. But what if you’re not headed to Le Portet d’Aspin (a famous Tour de France climb) or the upcoming summer Olympics? What if you’re not a professional cyclist or runner or athlete? What if you consider yourself a ‘normal person’ whose goal is to simply get stronger, maintain a healthy body fat % and feel good in your body. And do so wit ..read more
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Swimming For Change with Robert McGlashan
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by Altitude Athletic
1y ago
This month, Altitude member Robert McGlashan will complete the third of three impressive open water swims as part of an open water marathon, Swim for Change, to raise $300,000 for 3 Canadian charities! Rob swam Lake Erie and Lake Ontario this summer, and in just a couple of weeks he will be headed to California to be the first Canadian to swim around Angel Island. Who is Robert McGlashan? Robert a Toronto-based lawyer and partner at Blakeney Henneberry Murphy and Galligan. He is on the board of an environmental organization dedicated to cleaning up and protecting the Great ..read more
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How to properly implement altitude training in your race build-up
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by ALTITUDE ATHLETIC
1y ago
If you are reading this, you are probably thinking about experimenting with low oxygen (hypoxic) training. Great move. Altitude training has many benefits—exercise physiologists around the world say that it can improve fitness by increasing mitochondrial activity, augmenting red blood cell count, even changing gene expression. But here’s the thing: no matter your fitness level or sport of choice, it’s best to have a plan when implementing a new form of training. Here, we suggest how you can make the most of Altitude Athletic in each phase of your race build-up. The Base Phase When: up to two m ..read more
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Taking on the Siberia Experience in New Zealand
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by Jessica Miller
1y ago
New Zealand is famous all over the world for boasting some of this planet’s most breathtaking natural scenery. The landscape all over the country is incredibly diverse – from lakes, beaches and coastline to glaciers, volcanos and dramatic alpine terrains. If you want to take it all in, heading over to Wanaka in the South Island is a pretty good first step. Wanaka literally has it all – natural beauty, epic hiking, mountain biking, skiing in the winter and of course, delicious local cuisine to fuel all of your adventures. Wanaka is also home to Mount Aspiring National Park – a stunning park kno ..read more
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Running a half marathon (in lockdown!)
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by Jessica Miller
1y ago
Over the past year, lockdown has made it very tough to keep up a fitness routine that not only keeps you strong and healthy but is also challenging, fulfilling and fun. As someone whose fitness routine revolved mostly around tough conditioning sessions in the gym, kickboxing, bouldering and the occasional indoor spinning class, I was certainly thrown through a loop in March 2020 when these activities were essentially no longer available to me!   Post-run high! An early saver for me personally was a half-marathon that I had signed up for a few months previously (before lockdown). My boy ..read more
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