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Athletes have found a new way to train to get an edge over their competitors and that is to train in an environment where oxygen is lacking. With a lower supply of oxygen, the body produces the hormone erythropoietin, which stimulates the bone marrow to create more red blood cells to form more hemoglobin. Hemoglobin are proteins inside red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues while bring carbon dioxide back to the lungs. When the athlete come back to normal elevation level, he or she usually holds an advantage over their competition due to their temporary elevated hemoglobin content. This usually leads to an increased performance in their respective field of athletic expertise.


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