altitude training


Definition of altitude training

: athletic training that is done at high altitudes (as over 5000 feet above sea level) or in an environment that simulates high altitudes in order to improve athletic performance Altitude training can trigger responses that produce more red blood cells in the body and, in turn, boost athletes' endurance and performance. — Doug Binder, Sunday Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), 19 Aug. 2007 The idea behind altitude training is that the body becomes more efficient in using oxygen.— Patrick Armijo, Albuquerque Journal, 13 Apr. 2002

called also high-altitude training

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1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Altitude training.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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