High vs low elevation

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  1. lil*o*g

    lil*o*g If it wasn't for repost, I'd miss out. And, most t

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    I live in Albuquerque, a city w/pretty high elevation. Recently, I was in Atlanta, GA, and didn't have access to a gym, but still went out running.

    Although it was hot as hell, and the humidity had me sweating something fierce, it seemed like I could run for days w/out getting tired.

    I never put any stock in that high/low elevation stuff, but I felt like an olympic distance runner i nthe lower elevation. :bowdown:
     
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    'Tis the truth. There are many MMA guys that will move to higher elevation training facilities to increase their stamina. Tito Ortiz is one that comes to mind.
     
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    and why FIFA has banned high altitude games in places like Ecuador and Peru
     
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    Was unaware of that... closest I've come to following FIFA is a video game. Makes sense, though.
     
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    Fellow NM guy here too. I live at 7200ft elevation. When I drop down to sea level I feel like a beast for the first week then I get used to it. When I go back home I feel like ass for at least a month.
     
  6. The Boy Bastard

    The Boy Bastard Bewbie's??

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    That is why you have a ton of endurance athletes living and training up around Los Alamos and Taos. Not to mention why people sleep in oxygen tents, etc. trying to get the upperhand on their opponents. They live in a place like San Diego where they can train year round, but then sleep in these tents to simutalte high altitude. Regular doses of EPO help too:coolugh:

    <---- born and raised in SW NM. :wavey:
     
  7. RollinDollos

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    Yeah Tito trains in Big Bear.
     
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    doesn't help him any lol
     
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    The Olympic Training Center is here in Colorado Springs.
     
  10. vintage82

    vintage82 we fuck you

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    When I moved NM -> NC, my running went from 3 miles off-road to 5 miles on the street in order to get a comparable workout.
     
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    Hpower GO GATORS

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    the one reciever for OSU slept in a oxygen tent, anthoney gonzolez I think. ESPN did this whole story on it. To bad it didn't help them win the game.
     
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