Training in altitude, not only for the panorama and the cold temperature.
The improvement of athletic performance is due to the improved capacity of use of oxygen, the so-called aerobic metabolism.
In the mountains the pressure of oxygen gradually decreases the more you rise and the physiological mechanism that triggers is the production of new red blood cells: the cells that are able to carry oxygen.
More red blood cells = more circulating oxygen = improved athletic performance.
The red blood cells also carry iron, so we recommend a period of supplementation with iron and vitamin C before and during the stay.
The ideal altitude to train is over 1500mt above sea level, for a period of three weeks. Do not forget the period of acclimatization.
Dott.ssa Annalisa Faè