Does 'altitude training' increase exercise performance in elite athletes?

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serval:BIB_3A6CD43C9AE6
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Does 'altitude training' increase exercise performance in elite athletes?
Journal
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Author(s)
Lundby C., Millet G.P., Calbet J.A., Bärtsch P., Subudhi A.W.
ISSN
1473-0480 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0306-3674
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
46
Number
11
Pages
792-795
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
WOS Document Type: Review
Abstract
The general practice of altitude training is widely accepted as a means to enhance sport performance despite a lack of rigorous scientific studies. For example, the scientific gold-standard design of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial has never been conducted on altitude training. Given that few studies have utilised appropriate controls, there should be more scepticism concerning the effects of altitude training methodologies. In this brief review we aim to point out weaknesses in theories and methodologies of the various altitude training paradigms and to highlight the few well-designed studies to give athletes, coaches and sports medicine professionals the current scientific state of knowledge on common forms of altitude training. Another aim is to encourage investigators to design well-controlled studies that will enhance our understanding of the mechanisms and potential benefits of altitude training.
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