If you do conditioning at higher elevations will you be able to run better at lower elevations?



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    That is a common myth about athletic training, according to kinesiology experts.  Training at high elevation is noticeably more difficult for an athlete who’s not accustomed to it, and an athlete can adapt to high altitude and gain an advantage when competing at high altitudes, but training at high altitude does not yield any advantage when competing at low altitude.  This is debatable; some athletes claim that the lack of oxygen at high elevations causes an increase of red blood cells that remains in their system for a week to two weeks after leaving the region of high altitude, and does indeed boost their performance.

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