This week Coach Cody is flying solo as he wraps up his 3-week altitude training camp in Winter Park, Colorado (as Coach Kathy is recovering and playing pickleball back home in Denver ;-). We’re coming off a big training camp week with our WE Development Team and accumulating more fatigue as designed by our progressive training plans. Learn to recognize the signs of fatigue and how to adjust your plan accordingly.
We also dive into some details on altitude training: the challenges, power reduction as altitude increases, the acclimation process, benefits of altitude exposure and even the downsides. Cody wraps things up with a little N=1 altitude training camp breakdown and shares personal experiences.
Percent Oxygen at different elevations:
The pressure in the atmosphere decreases as you gain elevation. The percent of oxygen is actually the same at all altitudes, 21%; however, it is 21% of a smaller number as one goes higher. (Institute for Altitude Medicine)
How does an altitude generator work?
Most altitude tents are normobaric, which means they create a low-oxygen environment with a “hypoxic air generator” outside the tent pumping the hypoxic (low oxygen) air into the tent which replaces some of the oxygen with nitrogen. (Wikipedia)
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