Altitude Training for Improved Cycling Performance: Page 4 of 4

Training & Health

10/14/2008| 0 comments
by Andy Lapkass - Expert coach

Altitude Training for Improved Cycling Performance

Whether you’re planning on ascending high into the Alps or Rockies, or just want more power for crushing your buddies in sea-level criteriums and road races, breathing in the thin air of high elevation may help you improve your performance. Cycling performance is largely a function of oxygen uptake, delivery, and utilization by the body; and altitude training, whether by traveling or sleeping in a tent, may help you bring more precious oxygen to your working muscles.

The Physiology of Altitude

Carmichael Training Systems, Inc. (CTS) and an experienced cyclist and mountaineer who climbed to the summit of Mount Everest three times. To find out what CTS can do for you, visit www.trainright.com.

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