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Altitude training played an important part in winning performances at the Paralympics | Altitude Centre

Altitude training played an important part in winning performances at the Paralympics | Altitude Centre | Environmental Physiology | Scoop.it
The UK's No.1 altitude training specialist.
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In peak condition

In peak condition | Environmental Physiology | Scoop.it

I'm pedalling away on a stationary bike in an exercise studio with a difference. The air inside mimics the air you'd fine at an altitude of around 3,700 metres – the equivalent of being part way up Mount Kilimanjaro. I'm puffing more than I normally would because, as with the air supply in high places, it's harder to get enough oxygen.

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o2 Disassociation Curve

Curve shifts are the result of non-homeostatic conditions.  Several influences produce these shifts.

- pH

-PaCO2

Body Temp

When the curve shifts to the left, hemoglobin has an increased affinity for oxygen and releases less to the tissues.  Conditions that cause this include acute alkalosis, decreased PCO2, decreased temperature, low levels of 2,3-DPG, carboxyhemoglobin, methemoglobin, and abnormal hemoglobin.

Left Shift - shows an increased hemoglobin affinity to oxygen. It is easier to load oxygen but difficult to unload it.  Frith, 20/9/12.

 

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Doctors in the Death Zone - BBC Horizon (Ep. 2 of 2)

This two-part special follows a team of doctors conducting a series of groundbreaking experiments as they climb Everest, the world's highest peak. From their...
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Inside the 1996 Everest Disaster - Ken Kamler

Dr. Kenneth Kamler recalls his harrowing experience on a climb towards the summit of Mt. Everest in 1996 when a lethal 2-day storm kicked up. The event, docu...
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Mt Everest - Top of the World -- Part 4

Part 5 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eac2799I4VI&feature=relmfu...
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Mt Everest - Top of theWorld Part 1

What could be most adventourous then climbing Mt Everest. Check out Mt Everest Expedtion and trekking experience.video 2 Direct link : http://www.youtube.com...
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On top of the world » Still Magazine

On top of the world » Still Magazine | Environmental Physiology | Scoop.it
Dr. Daniels' interest in altitude training began in the '60s while working for a German doctor. When they heard the 1968 Olympics were going to be held in Mexico City, an altitude of 7,300 feet, they researched how to prepare American, sea ...
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Train like an Olympian - Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy

Train like an Olympian - Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy | Environmental Physiology | Scoop.it
If hills don't cut it, you can always hit the mountains via altitude training. For years now, many athletes have been training and/or sleeping at higher altitudes to improve performance. According to Altitude.org, 'Exposing the ...
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Ultra Cycling » High Altitude Training

Ultra Cycling » High Altitude Training | Environmental Physiology | Scoop.it
David and Deb Hoag and Guy Batista arrived on Saturday evening from California so we had a chance to do some riding at high altitude. On Sunday we drove up to Kamas and biked from there up the Mirror Lake highway.
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Fitness For Geeks: When Fitness Means Going Out To the Edge, But ...

Fitness For Geeks: When Fitness Means Going Out To the Edge, But ... | Environmental Physiology | Scoop.it
cold water swimming or cold thermogenesis, sometimes combined with heat stress like a sauna or thermal bath; high intensity exercise such as sprinting or lifting heavy weights; Fasting or caloric restriction; one or two glasses ...
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High Altitude Training | Running for MARSOC

High Altitude Training | Running for MARSOC | Environmental Physiology | Scoop.it
This is just one of the tools avalible to MARSOC Marines as they prepare for deployment in high elevations, or just for training. Tha Hypoxico system allows reduces the ammount of oxygen recieved to that which would be ...
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Cold Thistle: Drugs in sport?

Cold Thistle: Drugs in sport? | Environmental Physiology | Scoop.it
These days we have living at altitude to increase red blood cells or buying a bed chamber to simulate sleeping at altitude to increase red blood cells or blood doping to inject your own red blood cells.
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Is Working Out In Extreme Weather Harmful? | Clarissa's Thoughts

It is very important that we should not ignore the warning signals given by our body and generally most forms of heat illness can be avoided by following the basic precautionary guidelines. Drink enough ...
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The effect of altitude on dosing and respon... [J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008] - PubMed - NCBI

Q: What hormone stimulates RBC production within 48 hours of exposure to altitude?

A: Erythropoietin (EPO)

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DEATH ZONE: Cleaning Mount Everest (Official Trailer)

DEATH ZONE is a Nepali feature documentary. A story told by 20 Sherpa climbers who take on the impossible mission of restoring Mount Everest - the world's hi...
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Doctors in the Death Zone - BBC Horizon (Ep. 1 of 2)

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Clinical Pearl: Prevention and Treatment of Exertional Heat Stroke

However, if EHS is correctly recognized and immediately treated via whole-body cold water immersion there is a 100% survival rate. Therefore, it is important for all personnel involved in athletics (i.e.
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Altitude Training For The Non-Elite - velonews.competitor.com

Altitude Training For The Non-Elite - velonews.competitor.com | Environmental Physiology | Scoop.it
velonews.competitor.comAltitude Training For The Non-Elitevelonews.competitor.comIf you're in the mountains for work or leisure, make the most of your time at altitude and don't let it get the best of you.
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ACSM Offers Strategies for Young Athletes to Prevent Exertional Heat

ACSM Offers Strategies for Young Athletes to Prevent Exertional Heat | Environmental Physiology | Scoop.it
Education, planning and preparation, acclimatization, modification and close monitoring are all keys to keeping exertional heat illnesses and injuries at bay. Though these strategies are proven effective, coaches supervising ...
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More Science Is Needed - Altitude Training And Running Performance

Two new articles just published on altitude training and running or exercise performance. The first, entitled "The role of haemoglobin mass on VO2max following normobaric 'live high–train low' in endurance-trained athletes" ...
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Your Doc Is In: Optimal Temperature for Indoor Exercise

Your Doc Is In: Optimal Temperature for Indoor Exercise | Environmental Physiology | Scoop.it
According to the "European Journal of Applied Physiology," sports performance gets worse in the heat - very hot or cold environments affects performance and safety during cardio workouts.
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Moving mountains. Altitude training without leaving Sydney

While Martian tourism is still the stuff of fantasies, virtual travel just came one step closer with the opening of Sydney Altitude Training (SAT). Set in the well-heeled ... of high-altitude destinations.
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