12 days of altitude exposure at 1800 m does not increase resting metabolic rate in elite rowers

Amy L. Woods, Laura A. Garvican-Lewis, Anthony Rice, Kevin G. Thompson

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Four elite rowers completed a 12-day altitude training camp living at 1800 m, and training at 1800 m and 915 m, to assess changes in resting metabolic rate (RMR). RMR and body composition were assessed pre- and postcamp. Downward trends in RMR and body composition were observed postaltitude: absolute RMR (percent change: -5.2%), relative RMR (-4.6%), body mass (-1.2%), and fat mass (-4.1%). These variations are likely related to the hypoxic stimulus and an imbalance between training load and energy intake.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)672-676
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


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