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Exercise at altitude.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20533700     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Altitude poses physiological challenges to the sports participant in excess of those encountered at sea level. The main problem is hypoxia and the reduction in oxygen transport capacity, which is linked to the fall in alveolar oxygen tension. Training at altitude is imperative as preparation for competing there in aerobic events. The acute adaptations on exposure to moderate altitudes may be beneficial for subsequent performance at sea level, and this has led to the use of altitude training camps, though their advantages have not been conclusively demonstrated. The benefits of altitude training depend on a variety of factors, including individual characteristics and environmental training variables.
Authors:
B Drust; J Waterhouse
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scottish medical journal     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0036-9330     ISO Abbreviation:  Scott Med J     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-10     Completed Date:  2010-08-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2983335R     Medline TA:  Scott Med J     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, School of Human Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool. B.Drust@ljmu.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Physiological / physiology
Altitude*
Anoxia / physiopathology
Erythropoietin / physiology
Exercise / physiology*
Humans
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Running / physiology
Sports / physiology*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
11096-26-7/Erythropoietin

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