The Influence of Cardiorespiratory Fitness on the Decrement in Maximal Aerobic Power at High Altitude,
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA
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There are conflicting reports in the literature which imply that the decrement in maximal aerobic power experienced by a sea-level SL resident sojourning at high altitude HA is either smaller or larger for the more aerobically fit person. In the present study, data collected during several investigations conducted at an altitude of 4300 m were analyzed to determine if the level of aerobic fitness influenced the decrement in maximal oxygen uptake V02 max at HA. The VO2 max of 51 male SL residents was measured at an altitude of 50 m and again at 4300 m.
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