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Running head: EFFECT OF ALTITUDE ON TAINING 1 EFFECT OF ALTITUDE TRAINING Introduction Altitude is a vertical distance measurement above the sea level. Altitude is always rated as high or low. High altitude is considered to be between 5000 and 11500 feet above the sea level. (1,524 and 3,505.2 m), where as very altitude are those between 11500 and 18000. At high altitude atmospheric pressure is lower compared to that at sea level. There are different types of attitudes which are considered by sports individuals as far as training and sports are concerned. Most sports personnel do prefer training at highs attitude due to its unbearable condition so that they can take advantage of the good condition in low attitude during the real sports activity. While training at high altitude, the amount of oxygen being absorbed by the muscles decreases. High altitude contains low atmospheric pressure within the thin air a factor which highly contributes to little amount of oxygen being absorbed into the blood which finally travel to the muscles. Contrary to low altitude, high altitude is believed to slow down performance of athletes, this has been evidenced from various major sports, and therefore it leaves people guessing on what is the right altitude for practice. Athletes do prefer to train at high altitude in order to allow their bodies to acquire more blood cells. These athletes will be advantageous at low altitude due to their changed physiology which has the ability to last for two to three weeks. Cardiovascular endurance refers to the ability of the heart, lungs and blood vessels to deliver oxygen to the body tissues. The rate of breathing in an individual will depends with the level of efficiency the body can deliver oxygen to its tissues. With a strong efficient oxygen delivery, the body finds the ability to function much well than when the rate of oxygen supply is law mostly during sports.
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  • Summer '16
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