Altitude training in Andorra

Andorra is the ideal place to have your sports training camp. Here you have sports facilities for professional athletes, full equipped sports accommodation and excellent sports tourism option. But there is even more. How is altitude training in Andorra?

Your altitude training in Andorra

Andorra is a mountainous country. Here you will find valleys, rugged peaks and 65 peaks over 2.000 m, with the Comapedrosa the highest peak at 2.942 m, and the lowest valley in Sant Julià de Lòria, at 900 m. This difference in altitude between the country’s lowest valley and highest peak makes possible to plan a “living up, training down” training program: training at moderate elevation and living in high elevation, between 1.000 and 2.000 m above sea level. This way, you can take advantage of the beneficial effect of altitude on the production of red blood cells while avoiding the difficulty of training at high elevation.


Main benefits of altitude training

Altitude training will have great benefits for your preseason physical training. With this king of training, you increase your body’s resistance, accustoming it to an environment with few oxygens. Here are its numerous benefits:

  • Your body produces more red blood cells and, in addition, increases your resistance when you come back at sea level.
  • You incorporate new and varied stimuli.
  • Time is used better: at elevation you are always training, even at rest.
  • It improves muscle capillarisation and, consequently, the performance of the muscle.
  • It improves skeletal muscle enzymes and muscle buffer capacity, which brings great benefits for anaerobic work.
  • It increases stimulation of the muscles of respiration: it is demonstrated that at elevation, the respiration is strongest than at sea level.
  • You can reach higher intensity in short events.
  • Use the favourable environmental conditions: in mountain areas, the air is cleaner and less dense.
  • The psychological atmosphere of community is favourable: the surroundings allow you to soak up peace and marvel at its beauty in addition of facilitating concentration. It will be excellent not only to train but also for the good cohabitation with the team.

Do you now fully know that Andorra is the ideal destination for your sports training camp?

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