Does Altitude Training Really Work? | The GTN Show Ep. 31

Published on March 14th 2018


In the triathlon world this week, we’re talking altitude training, swimming technology and indoor training. We have the announcement of the winners for our Park Tool competition along with the latest triathlon racing news from the Mooloolaba World Cup and Ironman 70.3 Bariloche. Don't forget the GTN Show is for every triathlete, swimmer, cyclist and runner! Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: A huge thanks for all of your likes, comments, shares and subscribes so far. Our main discussion this week is around altitude training. Many top triathlon pros train at altitude regularly, and in fact, many sleep in altitude tents and rooms if they don’t live at altitude. But why? Does it really have that much of an advantage on our performance? To explore this we look at an incredible study performed by Professor Mike Grocott and his team. They took blood samples and muscle biopsies from Sherpas on the side of Everest and compared this to regular people. The results were fascinating! Also on the show this week, we discuss: - A limited edition Lamborghini Cervelo P5X - The SwimAR holographic - Relays at Ironman Mont Tremblant - South African triathlete, Mhlengi Gwala's recovery - Mooloolaba World Cup - Ironman 70.3 Bariloche As well as the latest in all things triathlon, we have our usual segments such as the #GTNPainCave, #GTNTRIBE and CAPtion competition. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GTN... 📹 Barefoot Running | GTN Investigates The Pros And Cons - 📹 5 Things Triathletes Can Learn From Road Cyclists - Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images