Elevation a Factor?

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    94civicEX New Member

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    I was just curious as to peoples opinions on training at higher elevations.

    I was just talking to a friend from California about it and we got into the conversation. Obviously people at higher elevation will have more stamina than a person from sea level doing the same workout at the higher elevation.

    I had a friend come up and lift from California and he was winded after one set and he lifted regularly in California.

    Opinions?
     
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    Yes elevation makes a difference. The amount of hemogloben in your blood changes on elevation.

    Remember this past Olympics and the whole hemogloben doping scandle?
     
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    Yea I definitely remember that, haha. I mean I figured it does, but to what extent?
     
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    Varies person to person. After a week or so a person will adjust.
     
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    I guess my question is concerning living at 5,840 feet :p.
     
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    I did some running up at our Cabin in Tahoe last summer, it pwnd me
     
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    I think Kenians are the ones who are good at marathons because they run in mountains.
     
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    higher elevation training results in better performance at lower altitudes.

    "Dr. Randy Wilber commenced the symposium by addressing current trends in altitude training. Recent research suggests that in order to reap the benefits of altitude training, one must live and train at between 2,100 m (6,888 ft) and 2,500 m (8,200 ft) for at least four weeks."
     
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    Changes in trained respiratory muscle include: increased alveolar PO2(leading to higher hemoglobin concentration (oxygen concentration) ), increased blood volume and decreased lactate concentration.

    Higher altitude = thinner 'air' forcing the athlete's body to adapt and transport more oxygen around
     
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