Altitude training, and its benefits?

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    Nov 18, 2007 12:58 PM GMT
    OK, I know my fair share of shit on training and fitness, but still a bit limited about altitude training!

    I'm a semi-pro tennis player, looking to boost my aerobic capacity, VO2 Max and red blood cell production to get the edge I need, and I know that altitude training is the legal version of a few different drugs!

    So, I want to know the degree of improvement I could expect, like if it is worth it, as well as the details, eg. high above sea level required, duration, chronic effect, etc.

    Its a bit scientific, but CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP!

    cheers guys
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    Nov 18, 2007 5:16 PM GMT
    Places to start

    http://www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/altitude.html

    http://www.hastc.nau.edu/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altitude_training

    http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/articles/swimtechnique/articles/200001-01st_art.asp

    Some of the Army's elite units practice / or did practice back in the day / High Altitude Training at a couple of camps up in the Rockies or in the Smokies.

    I know of a couple of Ranger buddies who trained there for special assignments though I never did.

    Supposedly there are specific training regimens that can be designed to mimic HAT at Sea Level. I remember doing some of that, but it was a long time ago. I do remember it really put an incredible edge on, when I was already probably in the best shape of my life.

    Good Luck.

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    Nov 23, 2007 9:19 AM GMT
    Thanx guys for the info icon_smile.gif
    Much appreciated!