Improving Aerobic performance

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  • Improving Aerobic Performance
    • Hypoxic tents
      • LEGAL ERGOGENICAID
      • PpO2 is reduced in a tent, athletes sleep/live/ train in this in order to simulate altitude training
        • Altitude training- reduced amount of O2 available means more RBCs are created to carry more O2 to muscles- more efficient at O2 delivery once athlete returns to normal sea level
    • Blood doping
      • When blood is taken out of the body and then training is done. Blood is then re-inserted just before event which increases the amount RBCs in the body
        • Allows more O2 to be carried in the body during event
      • ILLEGAL
      • Risks
        • Increased blood viscosity
        • Increased blood pressure
        • Increased risk of heart failure, strokes or thrombosis
        • Infection
        • Circulatory system overload
    • EPO and rEPO
      • EPO-erythropoietin
        • Hormone which stimulates RBC production
      • rEPO- recombinant erythropoietin
        • Taken to do same job as EPO does but without the natural stimulation
        • ILEGAL
        • Risks
          • Increased blood viscosity, elevated blood pressure, increased risk of heart failure, strokes and thrombosis
    • Altitude training
      • Altitude training- reduced amount of O2 available means more RBCs are created to carry more O2 to muscles- more efficient at O2 delivery once athlete returns to normal sea level
    • Continuous/Interva/Fartlek training

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