Influence of altitude training modality on performance and total haemoglobin mass in elite swimmers

Clare Gough, Philo SAUNDERS, John Fowlie, Bermard Savage, David PYNE, Judith Anson, Nadine Wachsmuth, Nicole Prommer, Christopher Gore

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Abstract

We compared changes in performance and total haemoglobin mass (tHb) of elite swimmers in the weeks following either Classic or Live High:Train Low (LHTL) altitude training. Twenty-six elite swimmers (15 male, 11 female, 21.4 ± 2.7 years; mean ± SD) were divided into two groups for 3 weeks of either Classic or LHTL altitude training. Swimming performances over 100 or 200 m were assessed before altitude, then 1, 7, 14 and 28 days after returning to sea-level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3275-3285
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Applied Physiology
Volume112
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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