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Saturday May 4, 2013 CrossFit Stapleton- Denver, CO

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Benefits of Altitude Exposure

 Exposure to high altitude could theoretically improve an athlete’s capacity to exercise. Exposing the body to high altitude causes it to acclimatise to the lower level of oxygen available in the atmosphere. Many of the changes that occur with acclimatisation improve the delivery of oxygen to the muscles -the theory being that more oxygen will lead to better performance.

For any type of exercise lasting longer than a few minutes, the body must use oxygen to generate energy. Without it, muscles simply seize up and can become damaged. This type of exercise is called aerobic exercise, meaning with oxygen.

The body naturally produces a hormone called erythropoetin (EPO) which stimulates the production of red blood cells which carry oxygen to the muscles. Up to a point, the more blood cells you have, the more oxygen you can deliver to your muscles. There are also a number of other changes that happen during acclimatisation which may help athletic performance, including an increase in the number of small blood vessels, an increase in buffering capacity (ability to manage the build up of waste acid) and changes in the microscopic structure and function of the muscles themselves

http://www.altitude.org/altitude_training.php

WOD-Tabata Intervals

:20 pullups

:10 rest

:20 squats

:10 rest

:20 push Ups

:10 rest

:20 sit ups

:10 rest

x 8 sets

 

Cash Out-For Time:

200 Double Unders

(100 Unbroken gets a free CFS T-shirt)

**Galo gets one for 20**

 

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