Thursday, September 27, 2007

Two Weeks at 8,200 Feet

After just two weeks, the results were astounding. EPO levels in the athletes soared by 84 per cent (EPO is the key chemical which stimulates increased red-blood-cell production in the bone marrow), and 2.3-DPG the compound which makes oxygen more available to the muscles vaulted upward by 15 per cent. After just three to four weeks, red blood cell volume rose by 7 percent. Best of all, many of the athletes experienced dramatic improvements in performance." - results with 7 Finnish endurance athletes following a 2 week stay in a "high altitude house" simulating 8,200 feet.

- Peak Performance Online

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