Title

Heat Versus Altitude Training for Endurance Performance at Sea Level

Department(s)

Natural Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2021

Keywords

acclimation, acclimatization, adaptations, athletes, competition, hematology

Abstract

Environmental stressors, such as heat or altitude, elicit dissimilar physiological adaptations to endurance training programs. Whether these differences (i.e., increased hemoglobin mass vs plasma volume) differentially influence performance is debated. We review data in support of our novel hypothesis, which proposes altitude as the preferred environmental training stimulus for elite endurance athletes preparing to compete in temperate, sea-level climates (5°C-18°C).

Publication Title

Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews

ISSN

00916331

E-ISSN

15383008

Volume

49

Issue

1

First Page

50

Last Page

58

DOI

10.1249/JES.0000000000000238

PubMed ID

33044330

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