Discerning the Interaction Between Ambient Temperature, Hypoxia, & Load Carriage on Respiratory Muscle Fatigue

Research Paper Title Interaction Between Ambient Temperature, Hypoxia, and Load Carriage on Respiratory Muscle Fatigue. Background While respiratory muscle fatigue is present following load carriage activity at sea level, the effect of environmental conditions on respiratory strength while undertaking load carriage is unknown. Methods The effect of thoracic load carriage during walks (5.5 km) in… Read More

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At the Height of Performance!

1.0     Introduction This article provides a brief overview of altitude training and is primarily aimed at the lay person or exercise professionals new to this form of training. With numerous evidence-based fitness benefits, altitude training is becoming more readily available in commercial settings. This brief article takes a closer look at what altitude training… Read More

Does Altitude Acclimatisation Alleviate the Hypoxia-Induced Suppression of Exogenous Glucose Oxidation During Steady-State Aerobic Exercise?

Research Paper Title Altitude Acclimatisation Alleviates the Hypoxia-Induced Suppression of Exogenous Glucose Oxidation During Steady-State Aerobic Exercise. Background This study investigated how high-altitude (HA, 4300 m) acclimatisation affected exogenous glucose oxidation during aerobic exercise. Methods Sea-level (SL) residents (n = 14 men) performed 80-min, metabolically matched exercise ( V˙ O2 ∼ 1.7 L/min) at SL… Read More

Military Aircrew & High Altitude Hypoxia Training … erm … Remembering Stuff!

Research Paper Title Mechanisms of Memory Dysfunction during High Altitude Hypoxia Training in Military Aircrew. Background Cognitive dysfunction from high altitude exposure is a major cause of civilian and military air disasters. Pilot training improves recognition of the early symptoms of altitude exposure so that countermeasures may be taken before loss of consciousness. Little is… Read More