Do Altitude Training Masks Work for Endurance Athletes?

  By now you have no doubt seen bros running around, lifting weights, or even riding around at sea level or moderate elevations with altitude training masks. The idea is to simulate the hypoxic condition of exercising at altitude (about 5,000 feet above sea level and higher). With some products, there’s also a component of ‘resisted breathing’, where you have …

What Time-Crunched Athletes Need to Know About Altitude Training

One of the reasons CTS headquarters are in Colorado Springs, Colorado is that there are a ton of smart sports science folks here. And those who don’t live here typically come through here for conferences or events, like the US Olympic Committee’s International Altitude Training Symposium. CTS Coach Dean Golich was one of the presenters and several CTS Coaches were …

Understanding the Challenges of High-Altitude Racing at the Leadville 100 and USA Pro Cycling Challenge

By Chris Carmichael It’s good to be back at a relatively “moderate” elevation of 6,000 feet above sea level after spending the weekend in the even-thinner air up at 10,200-12,600 feet in and around Leadville, Colorado. I was in Leadville to race the Leadville 100 mountain bike race – “The Race Across the Sky” – for the sixth time, and …