Climbing Kilimanjaro? Here’s Why You Should Be Doing Simulated Altitude Training

You've decided to climb Kilimanjaro. At 5,895 m, you'll be tackling the tallest mountain in Africa. Are you ready? Being physically prepared is critical to a successful climb. You want to think back...
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...

Taking on the Siberia Experience in New Zealand

Taking on the Siberia Experience in New Zealand

New Zealand is famous all over the world for boasting some of this planet's most breathtaking natural scenery. The landscape all over the country is incredibly diverse. From lakes, beaches and coastline to glaciers, volcanos and dramatic alpine terrains. If you want to take it all in, heading over to Wanaka in the South Island is a pretty good...

Running a half marathon (in lockdown!)

Running a half marathon (in lockdown!)

Over the past year, lockdown has made it very tough to keep up a fitness routine that not only keeps you strong and healthy but is also challenging, fulfilling and fun. As someone whose fitness routine revolved mostly around tough conditioning sessions in the gym, kickboxing, bouldering and the occasional indoor spinning class, I was certainly...

Training For Your First Triathlon: 5 Tips For Success

Training For Your First Triathlon: 5 Tips For Success

Training for your first triathlon can be an intimidating experience. From seemingly endless amounts of gear to scarily fast transitions, there can be a lot to wrap your head around leading up to the day. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you feel ready when it’s time to race.

 

 

 

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