The challenge of assessing athlete performance after altitude training

CHAPMAN ET AL. (2HAVE COMPILED one of the largest ever altitude training studies in an attempt to quantify an optimal altitude. Their conclusion that the sweet spot for training is between 2,000 and 2,500 m is supported by their data but warrants further consideration. Four key areas for interrogation are red cell volume (RCV), maximal O2 uptake (V̇O2max), performance, and measurement precision, which are interrelated.

Autor / Fonte:Christopher J. Gore. Journal of Applied Physiology March 15, 2014 vol. 116 no. 6 593-594