What are the benefits of altitude training?

Whether you’ve been doing sports for quite some time or you only watch them TV from time to time, you probably know that the succes of any sportsman or sportswoman is highly dependent on their physical endurance as much as their state of mind. This physical indurance is, in turn, dependent on many different factors that subsequently help decide the outcome of our sports performance. We can help you increase this physical indurance at Medisport altitude training.

One of the factors that have a significant influence on our physical performance is the amount of red blood cells in our blood. Those are among the most important cells in the body, as they aid in delivering oxygen to our muscles, thus allowing us to function; we could not even move, much less run and do sports without the red blood cells supplying oxygen to the muscle cells. Altitude training can halp you increase those red blood cells.

That is why a high amount of oxygen in the muscles is paramount to people who wish to improve their performance in sports. Athletes often train in high altitude areas where the air is thinner and there is not enough oxygen to fulfill the muscles’ needs. Because the content of oxygen in high altitudes is so low, the body produces additional red blood cells to help transport the existing oxygen cells into the muscles.

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This effect lasts somewhere from 10 to 20 days, even if a person moves back to lower altitudes. The body is still producing a larger amount of red blood cells and the muscles get more oxygen, thus allowing the person to perform better at their sport of choice.

So, if you want to significantly improve your performance of sports, high altitude training is a perfect means to achieving that goal. The effects of altitude training are visible as low as 1500 meters above sea level, although to achieve optimal result, you will have to go even higher – altitudes greater than 2500 meters are ideal.