Does intermittent hypoxia increase erythropoiesis in professional cyclists during a 3-week race?

@article{Villa2005DoesIH,
  title={Does intermittent hypoxia increase erythropoiesis in professional cyclists during a 3-week race?},
  author={Jos{\'e} Gerardo Villa and Alejandro Luc{\'i}a and Jos{\'e} A. Marroyo and Concepci{\'o}n Avila and Fernando Jim{\'e}nez and J. Garc{\'i}a-L{\'o}pez and Conrad P Earnest and Alfredo D Cordova},
  journal={Canadian journal of applied physiology = Revue canadienne de physiologie appliquee},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={61-73}
}
In this study we examined the effects of intermittent hypoxia exposure (IHE) in a group of professional cyclists (n = 6; age 26 +/- 1 yr) competing in the 2001 Vuelta a España. After each daily stage, treated subjects received four 5-min bouts of normobaric IHE (mean O2 concentration of 12.6%, simulating a mean altitude of 4,000 m) interspersed with 5-min bouts of breathing hotel room air (normoxia) until completing a total IHE of 20-min duration. The primary outcome, compared to a control… CONTINUE READING