Altitude Training for General Health and Fitness: 3 Case Studies to Read

The recent literature on Intermittent Hypoxic Training (IHT) shows benefits that go beyond high performance for athletes. Indeed, we see benefits that extend to your average gym-goer training for...
Altitude for Rehab and Re-conditioning

Altitude for Rehab and Re-conditioning

Why altitude training will help your clients get better results during rehab? Most of us expect to lose some level of conditioning when we get injured. But that doesn't have to be the case. Altitude training for sports rehab can be used to create a stimulus that maximizes aerobic output, while reducing training intensity and load on recovering...

A Conversation With Justyn Knight – Canadian Record Holder and Olympic Track Star

A Conversation With Justyn Knight – Canadian Record Holder and Olympic Track Star

“Don’t be scared to fail, I fail all the time” – Justyn Knight At the end of the February, we capped off The Altitude 5K Challenge. This was a challenge for runners of all levels to see who can run the fastest 5km on the treadmill when the altitude chamber is set to 9000ft elevation. After a month that saw all sorts of runners from the community...

How to Run Your Fastest 5K Ever

How to Run Your Fastest 5K Ever

If you're a beginner runner, 5 km is the perfect 'first race" distance to prepare for. If you're more experienced and enjoy speed, you can use the 5K distance as a platform to push faster times and try for new PBs. Regardless of your level or intention, completing a successful (and fast 5K) requires training and practice. Here are some tips on...

Altitude Training for Cardiac Rehab and Treatment

Altitude Training for Cardiac Rehab and Treatment

WHY USE ALTITUDE TRAINING FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE?   Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in men and women worldwide (1). Additionally, coronary artery disease and hypertension are two of the most prevalent forms of CVD. Physical inactivity is one of the main risk factors of CVD. Therefore, it is important that we...

Performance Assessment for the Cycling Athlete

Performance Assessment for the Cycling Athlete

You're busy with work, life and training. With so much going on, it's helpful to see if your hard work is paying off. Where does your fitness stand right now? Is there a way you can do things better and train smarter? A performance assessment is a great tool for cyclists (or in fact, any athlete) to gain valuable data to understand their baseline...

Altitude Training for Fat Loss, Muscle Mass and Body Composition

Altitude Training for Fat Loss, Muscle Mass and Body Composition

We know elite cyclists use altitude training to get a fitness boost before racing in the Tour de France. And we've heard that olympic runners will head to high altitude camps in places like Flagstaff or St. Moritz to get that extra lung for events at sea-level. But what if you're not headed to Le Portet d’Aspin (a famous Tour de France climb) or...

Swimming For Change with Robert McGlashan

Swimming For Change with Robert McGlashan

This month, Altitude member Robert McGlashan will complete the third of three impressive open water swims as part of an open water marathon, Swim for Change, to raise $300,000 for 3 Canadian charities! Rob swam Lake Erie and Lake Ontario this summer, and in just a couple of weeks he will be headed to California to be the first Canadian to swim...

 

 

 

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