Why Does Altitude Training Work?

Let’s get into the science a little bit. While it can seem complicated, the mechanism by which altitude training works is simple. In sports, the key limiting factor to success is the athlete’s ability to carry and metabolize oxygen in the course of a competition. Because oxygen is the primary source of energy production for […]

Why Altitude Training

“The record has shown that since 1968, 95% of all Olympic and World Championship medals from the 800 through the Marathon were won by athletes who lived or trained at altitude. It can therefore be concluded that altitude training is necessary for success in endurance events.” – Dr. Joe Vigil, 2008 USA Olympic Team Running […]

Altitude Training For Races

Had your eyes on races in the past like Ironman Boulder and Boulder 70.3, or qualifying for Leadville MTB but were hesitant because you live closer to sea level and cannot adequately acclimatize to the altitude? In locations such as this the climbing and lower partial pressure of oxygen will cause your legs to begin […]