Since the 1968 Olympic Games held in Mexico City athletes have experimented with altitude exposure as a means to boost their athletic performance. The overall idea being if red blood cell volume becomes increased through altitude acclimatization so will exercise performance. Today there are numerous altitude training strategies such as live high – train high, where athletes live high (at altitude) and train high (at altitude) or live high – train low, where athletes reside at altitude but conduct their training at or close to sea level. With the right combination of time spent at altitude and the severity of altitude exposure, athletic performance may become increased.
The Detalo Performance™ is being used in scientific studies as well as by Olympic institutions evaluating the effects of altitude training on national team athletes.
For further scientific reading on the topic:
Siebenmann C, Robach P, Lundby C.
“Regulation of blood volume in lowlanders exposed to high altitude.”
J Appl Physiol. 2017, link
Lundby C, Robach P
“Does ‘altitude training’ increase exercise performance in elite athletes?”
Exp Physiol. 2016, link