Altitude training for elite endurance performance: a 2012 update

B. Fudge, J. Pringle, Neil Maxwell, G. Turner, S. Ingham, A. Jones

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Altitude training is commonly used by endurance athletes and coaches in pursuit of enhancement of performance on return to sea level. The purpose of the current review article was to update and evaluate recent literature relevant to the practical application of altitude training for endurance athletes. Consequently, the literature can be considered in either of two categories: performance-led investigations or mechanistic advancements/insights. Each section discusses the relevant literature and proposes future directions where appropriate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-154
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Sports Medicine Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2012


  • Altitude training
  • endurance athletes and coaches
  • performance-led investigations
  • mechanistic advancements/insights


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