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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2013 Jan;41(1):55-63. doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e31825eaa33.

Effectiveness of preacclimatization strategies for high-altitude exposure.

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Thermal and Mountain Medicine Division, United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA 01760, USA. charles.fulco@us.army.mil

Abstract

Acute mountain sickness (AMS) and large decrements in endurance exercise performance occur when unacclimatized individuals rapidly ascend to high altitudes. Six altitude and hypoxia preacclimatization strategies were evaluated to determine their effectiveness for minimizing AMS and improving performance during altitude exposures. Strategies using hypobaric chambers or true altitude were much more effective overall than those using normobaric hypoxia (breathing, <20.9% oxygen).

PMID:
22653279
DOI:
10.1097/JES.0b013e31825eaa33
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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