Effects of LHTH Training at 1600 m on Exercise Performance, Complete Blood Count and Erythropoietin: A Case Study of South Korean Elite Male Cross-Country Skiers
1Department of Physical Education, XinXiang University, 453003 Xinxiang, Henan, China
2College of Creative Future Talent, Daejin University, 1007 Hoguk-ro, 11159 Pocheon, Republic of Korea
3Laboratory of Exercise Physiology, Department of Physical Education, College of Arts & Physical Education, Gangneung-Wonju National University, 25457 Gangneung-si, Republic of Korea
DOI: 10.31083/j.jomh1809187 Vol.18,Issue 9,September 2022 pp.1-9
Published: 22 September 2022
*Corresponding Author(s): Ki Tae Yim E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Corresponding Author(s): Yong Chul Choi E-mail: email@example.com
Background: In altitude training for elite athletes, altitudes below 1700 m are generally known to have low physiological stimulation and training effects. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of live high train high (LHTH) altitude training at an altitude of 1600 m on athletic performance, complete blood count (CBC), and erythropoietin (EPO) in cross-country skiers. Methods: In this study, South Korean Six male cross-country skiers participated. Exercise performance, CBC, and EPO were measured 3 days before altitude training and 4 days after the end of altitude training. The training program in this study was the LHTH altitude training method, and the polarized (POL) training program was applied. For exercise performance analysis the Bruce protocol was applied using a treadmill and gas analyzer. Blood variables CBC (red blood cell; RBC, white blood cell; WBC, hemoglobin; Hb, hematocrit; Hct, platelets) and EPO were measured at rest and immediately after exercise. Results: The effect of 3 weeks of LHTH altitude training on male cross-country skiers was as follows. There were no differences in body weight, muscle mass, body fat mass, or body fat percentage (p
altitude training; LHTH; exercise performance; complete blood count; erythropoietin
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