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The approach you describe most likely will not work, and could be detrimental to your training. The main benefit of training at altitude is that the body will adapt to the lower concentration of oxygen by stimulating the production of erythropoietin which in turn causes the body to produce more red blood cells. What you are describing is a very limited ...


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Since there is a good answer already I'll just add my two cents from my understanding of physiology: Hypoventilation has two effects during exercise: Less available oxygen in your lungs and a somewhat less amount of oxygen in the blood that comes out of your lungs, which is not as big a difference as you might expect because hemoglobin is incredibly ...


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