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Altitude: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Professor Greg Whyte

SSM Conference 2015: Altitude: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Professor Greg Whyte

Published on Jun 15, 2015

Altitude: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Professor Greg Whyte explains the positive and negative impact of training at altitude on subsequent athletic development and performance. This is an area of growing research and the extant literature is presented to demonstrate the good, bad and ugly aspects of altitude training. 

This discussion includes an investigation into the underlying physiological processes of the adaptations, whilst making reference to endurance performance. The discussion covers how to prepare for altitude training, what the optimum level of altitude is to encourage positive training effects, how to properly monitor athlete and the importance of this. Information is also provided about how to simulate altitude training to gain the same positive effects. 

Speaker Biography
Professor Greg Whyte (OBE, PhD, DSc, FACSM, FBASES) was awarded an OBE in 2014 for his services to Sport, Sport Science & Charity, and was voted as one of the Top 10 Science Communicators in the UK by the British Science Council. Professor Whyte is an Olympian in modern pentathlon, and is a European and World Championship medalist. 

He is an expert in the field of sports and exercise science. Graduating from Brunel University, he furthered his studies with an MSc in human performance in the USA and completed his PhD at St. Georges Hospital Medical School, London. Professor Whyte is currently a Professor of Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University and Director of Performance at the Centre for Health and Human Performance. Former roles include Director of Research for the British Olympic Association and Director of Science & Research for the English Institute of Sport. 

Improving Performance Naturally: Sports Science & Medicine Conference for the World’s Leading Sports Scientists and Medical Practitioners in Rowing

The Sports Science & Medicine Conference was held for the first time at the SAS UK & Ireland company headquarters in Marlow. The conference had delegates attend from a variety of Sports Science and Medical disciplines, who travelled from within the UK and around the world – all attracted by an exciting programme which boasts an impressive list of speakers from the leading edge of research and practice. The event was supported by UK Sport and FISA and proved to be a great success.

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