Altitude Training

The effects of altitude on performance became evident during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico when they found the sea-level endurance athletes were under performing while their opponents from altitude (2400m) were unaffected. However, the sprint distance athletes performance wasn’t affected and their race times improved. Since then altitude training has been researched extensively and still to this day 80% of Olympic athletes incorporate altitude training into their competition training schedule.

Training at altitude stimulates cellular, haematological, metabolic and hormonal responses to increase the bodies oxygen carrying capacity. Training under hypoxic conditions prepares an individual for competition, acclimatise before a trek expedition or just improve their health and wellness.

Depending on your goal, altitude training can provide the following benefits:

Health and Wellness


Athletes who can gain benefits from altitude training include:

Individual Sports

  • Road Running
  • Trail Running
  • Ultra-Marathon
  • Athletics
  • Road Cycling
  • Track Cycling
  • Downhill
  • Enduro
  • Swimming
  • Triathlon
  • Adventure Race
  •  Tennis
  •  Boxing
  •  Kick Boxing
  • Martial Arts
  • Surf Life Saving

Team Sports

  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • AFL
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Touch Football
  • Basketball
  • Futsal
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Rowing
  • Dragon Boat 


Holidaymakers and adventurers can pre-acclimatise before heading to high altitude areas such as:

  • Mt Everest Base Camp
  • Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Machu Picchu
  • Inca Trail
  • Annapurna Trail
  • Tour du Mont Blanc
  • Kokoda
  • Mt Fuji


Create effective and time efficient workouts for:

  • Bariatric patients
  • Diabetes
  • Orthopaedic rehab
  • Time poor professionals
  • Mums on the go
  • Fitness fanatics


The length of your training regime will depend on your goals.
This is great for single or multiple events you are preparing for during the year.
For those looking for seasonal training we can customise a training regime to incorporate all the benefits  altitude training has to offer during this period.
We also cater for people who are time poor and need to maximise results for less time.
All programs require a minimum of 4 weeks for improvements to be felt and up to 8 weeks to consolidate specific training adaptations.

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