Sleeping at Altitude
Sleeping at Altitude, or “Living High, Training Low” is the most widely commonly used technique in altitude training. Athletes can expect significantly increased endurance, stamina and faster recovery. Please see the research links below for more info!
Benefits of Sleeping at Altitude
- Increased Red Blood Cell (RBC) count
- Improved aerobic performance
- Improved endurance and stamina
- Increased exercise til exhaustion (ETE)
- Improved vo2 max
History of Altitude Training
Following the 68′ Olympic Games in Mexico City, numerous American track athletes went on to break American running records. Realizing the only difference in their training was their prolonged altitude exposure, altitude training as we know it today was born. Sleeping at altitude involves sustained exposure to hypoxia (low-oxygen air) at night with physical training sessions at sea-level during the day.
This method avoids inherent problems associated with permanent residence at altitude such as limited training load in oxygen deficient air, muscle loss, immune system suppression, advanced dehydration and excessive fatigue. Through the use of Mile High Training’s altitude canopy and Altitude Bedroom conversion, individuals can safely and effectively take advantage of “Sleeping High” and “Training Low.”