Woods, A. L, Garvican-Lewis, L. A, Rice, A. J & Thompson, KG. (2017). 12 days of altitude exposure at 1800 m does not increase resting metabolic rate in elite rowers. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism,42(6), T. Graham. 672-676. Canada: Canadian Science Publishing. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2016-0693
Four elite rowers completed a 12-day altitude training camp living at 1800 m, and training at 1800 m and 915 m, to assess changes in resting metabolic rate (RMR). RMR and body composition were assessed pre- and post camp. Downward trends in RMR and body composition were observed post altitude: absolute RMR (percent change: –5.2%), relative RMR (–4.6%), body mass (–1.2%), and fat mass (–4.1%). These variations are likely related to the hypoxic stimulus and an imbalance between training load and energy intake.
Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
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