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 who trained in Tignes:
> US Wittenheim, August 2013 & 2014
> Savoy Basketball Committee, August 2014
> Basket féminin Challes-les-Eaux, August 2013
> Basket féminin La Tour du Pin, August 2013