Altitude training is little more than placebo
Sleeping at high altitudes, in the mountains and in so-called altitude houses, does not improve the body’s ability to take up oxygen, a new study concludes.
July 20, 2012
Professional athletes using so-called ‘altitude houses’ in their training are probably wasting their time and money. The special training doesn’t improve the body’s ability to take up oxygen – contrary to popular belief.
Does ‘altitude training’ increase exercise performance in elite athletes?