Mountain air and professional sport

A powerful combination: improving endurance capacity/preparing for competition

Studies by the University of Innsbruck have demonstrated that mountain air and professional sport are a powerful combination. The body adapts to the altitude by increasing the production of red blood cells and enhancing metabolic processes. This increases the body's capacity to transport oxygen to all cells, which receive more energy and trigger faster cell division. Circulation in the muscles then improves significantly and stamina increases during training under altitude conditions. This positive effect increases afterwards when the athlete returns from training at altitude to their normal conditions.

The body is much better able to take up and utilise the higher oxygen content at sea level. As well as significantly faster recovery after a sports injury, which is an interesting factor for both professional and amateur athletes, altitude training is an efficient and effective means of improving performance and endurance. Mountain air and professional sport, a powerful combination.

Positive effects of spending time at altitude for professional athletes.

  • Increase in red blood cells
  • Improved metabolism and oxygen transport to the cells
  • Increased endurance
  • Improved physical and mental performance
  • Significantly faster recovery after a sports injury

Today, many scientists and sports doctors assume that the "live high, train low" method (LHTL) is considerably more effective than training at altitude (train high, live high). Here the athlete lives in an environment with healthy mountain air and trains at a moderate altitude of <= 600 m above sea level. The advantage is that training can be carried out at full power and not modified as would be necessary at higher altitudes. Fresh mountain air at home is now available thanks to the AIMORO systems from LionDATA, which simulate an altitude of up to 3,500 m in any room, from the bedroom, to the living room, to your at-home gym.

Other benefits of clear mountain air include an improvement in general well-being, increased performance and a reduction in stress – an all-in-one bundle for mind and body.