The Effects of Altitude on Training and Racing Performance in Endurance Athletes

by Ryan Eckert, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Personal Training Quarterly November 2020
Vol 7, Issue 3


The goal of this article is to define some of the basic physiological responses to acute and chronic altitude exposure and to provide some evidence-based, practical guidelines when approaching training and racing at higher altitudes.

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Ryan Eckert holds both a Bachelors degree and a Masters degreein Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University and is aCertified Strength and Co ...

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