This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
EU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the European Union version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Attitude > 294 > FOCUS

FOCUS

THIS MONTH, MATT LISTER REVEALS THE BENEFITS OF ALTITUDE TRAINING — AND YOU WON’T HAVE TO FIND A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB

HIGH TIME

I recently travelled around South America and when we hit areas above sea level, it reminded me of how hellish but beneficial altitude training can be. “Winning athletes often live or train at altitude, where the air is much thinner and their bodies have to work harder to run, lift, throw or jump,” says Bruce Kirk, a specialist who helped pioneer the concept of coaching Olympic gymnasts at 10,000ft. “When athletes return to sea level, they’re significantly stronger due to the increased mass of red blood cells.”

Altitude training is intense, and going from 0m to 8,000m in a few seconds is likely to leave you with a nasty sickness. Symptoms include a shortness of breath, dizziness and vomiting. However, by increasing simulated altitude gradually, the benefits can include increase of endurance, reduced recovery time and weight loss.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Attitude - 294
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - 294
€5.49
Or 549 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2.23 per issue
SAVE
59%
€28.99
Or 2899 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only € 3.22 per issue
SAVE
36%
€3.49
Or 349 points

View Issues

About Attitude

James Corden on the importance of being an LGBT+ ally. Plus, Celebrity Big Brother and Drag Race star Courtney Act, Queer Eye's Karamo Brown, and the shocking truth about LGBT homelessness.