At more than 2 000 m, altitude is ideal for reaping all the benefits of oxygenation. As air pressure diminishes, oxygen becomes rarer.
After a few days, the human body adapts by producing more red blood cells. The circulation of oxygen in the blood becomes more efficient.
Once you return to your normal altitude, your endurance levels are significantly improved. It’s not surprising that many great athletes train in high altitude before important competitions.
Amongst the teams and trainers who trained in Tignes:
> AS Monaco Handball, August 2013 & 2014
The handball section of A.S. Monaco is part of the sports association of 23 disciplines. The club celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2011. The First Team played in 1st national division during the seasons 2004 and 2006. Currently, the team plays in 2nd national division and two youth teams in regionals.
> Handball French Federation - Trainers symposium (February 2014)