altitude training

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of altitude training was in 1908

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“Altitude training.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/altitude%20training. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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