the Olympic Games were held at altitude in Mexico City, it was evident that endurance competitors who lived at altitude
had a distinct advantage in competition at this altitude over their sea-level counterparts.
The subsequent emergence of Kenya and Ethiopia as
distance-running superpowers has led to a realisation that those who
train at altitude, not only perform better at altitude, but are also
better at sea-level.
Training is now widely used by elite endurance athletes as a way of
maximising their performance. Venues
across the five continents are used by individuals and teams wishing
to reap the benefits of altitude training, and test the limits of human performance.
This website aims to collate in one place information about all the best
altitude training destinations and venues, and details about camps and training centres at those
Altitude Training Camps webpage
will act as a supplementary resource to an altitude training travel guide which is due to be published
early in 2013.
further information about the book, or to advertise on this website,
To follow the travels and research that is going into this
project check out the Blog.
Training at altitude
plenty of water
lots of sleep and recovery
overdo it, especially in the first week
to your body
Use the change of environment to inspire and motivate
of the central area of South Africa is located on an elevated plateau.
Places like Potchefstroom (1400m), Dullstroom (2,100m), Secunda
and Pretoria (1,300m) provide suitable conditions and facilities for
altitude training year-round. Potchefstroom is
particularly popular among European athletes during the winter,
though Dullstroom provides a greater variety of trails for
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