DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF A SIMULATED ALTITUDE CABIN

  • Wei-Ping Li
  • Yong Wu
  • Man-Li Zheng
  • Kai Kang
  • Shou-Zhong Zhang
  • Jiang-Ming Yu
Keywords: mimicked altitude cabin, altitude training, lactate, hemoglobin

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the techniques of simulated altitude cabin developed by the Shandong Sports Science Center, China. Blood lactate of two male and two female long distance taking the contrast test of the same exercise load of Monark 829 bicycle and treadmill both in and out of the cabin was measured. Hemoglobin of four elite walk runners who lived in the cabin with the altitude of 3,000m for 14 hours every day and took the training out of the cabin in the rest of the time was also measured. Results showed that the value of blood lactate for same athlete after exercise load in the cabin is obviously higher than those outside of cabin, and that the mean value of hemoglobin of the four elite athletes increased 1.3g/dl before and after the test. It is concluded that the manufacture of the simulated altitude cabin is successful in simulating actual altitude training.
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation