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Old 01-09-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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you have to start brathing once you get here and thats when it starts, i'd rather have a day or 2 head start against altitude than to have no jump on it at all.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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Nope hes right the best thing is to spend the least amount of time in Denver as they can. All coming two days early does is deplete your body of o2 for extra days.

It takes months of conditioning at altitude to get used to it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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The more they talk about it, the more mental it gets. Lets continue to talk about it
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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once you start running in the altitude it hits you. its not like your body for a day just says oh humm everything is good oh heey waaiittt this isnt the same altitude.
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I'm just happy that it's a subject of discussion. Hopefully it will get in their heads.

Bernard Pollard said they would have to get really serious about the altitude, and "maybe do some jogging" when they got here. That's so crazy, it just might work!
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:46 PM   #6
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It's funny, from the discussion about the altitude this week, you'd think Denver is raising Mile High a few extrea thousand feet just for the game.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:51 PM   #8
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If memory serves, back in the day Madden would bring the Raiders in as late as possible. I heard him explaining it during a game before. He said he felt it best to come as close to gametime as possible, and not linger around Denver for a couple days.
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I, for one, really hope they all under dress at practice and get the flu.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:55 PM   #10
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I, for one, really hope they all under dress at practice and get the flu.
I've heard of this elusive naked flu.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:56 PM   #11
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Nope hes right the best thing is to spend the least amount of time in Denver as they can. All coming two days early does is deplete your body of o2 for extra days.

It takes months of conditioning at altitude to get used to it.
There is a reason when you step climb to acclimate to the low pressure of the air up high. Harbaugh should bring them in early vs late.
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I've heard of this elusive naked flu.
it's a medical fact
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:39 PM   #13
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I'm sure there will be a few subtle reminders...

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Old 01-09-2013, 05:08 PM   #14
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I hope they all go outside with wet hair after they shower.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:27 PM   #15
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We don't need the air anyways. If Broncos don't turn the ball over no team can beat them.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:49 PM   #16
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Right, because this was never tried before


Wow, he's really grasping for straws here. He's not the first, and won't be the last, to think he's solved this. But whatever, let them think what they want. One less excuse to use.
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Their best bet is to smoke cigarettes during practice all week long.
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Shhh. Don't tell them there's no air up here. Or that it's worse when it gets cold.
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Above 5,000 feet, you only get about 85% of your normal oxygen.

The main cause of altitude sickness is going too high too quickly. Flying to a high altitude destination does not allow the body to acclimate quickly. With time however, your body will adapt to the decrease in oxygen at a specific altitude. This process is known as acclimatisation and generally takes one to three days at any given altitude, e.g. If you go from sea level to 5,000 feet and spend several days at that altitude, your body will acclimatise to 5,000 feet. If you then climb to 10,000 feet your body has to acclimatise once again.

Your body undergoes several changes to deal with the decreased oxygen levels at higher altitudes:

You breath faster and deeper
You experience shortness of breath with exertion
You will exhibit a different breathing pattern as you sleep
You will awaken more frequently at night
Your body's hematocrit will increase as more red blood cells are produced.
You will experience increased urination
The body increases productions of an enzyme that causes the release of oxygen from haemoglobin to the body tissues.
All of these changes are a normal response to decreased oxygen level.
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once you start running in the altitude it hits you. its not like your body for a day just says oh humm everything is good oh heey waaiittt this isnt the same altitude.
Yea...I was TDY to Flagstaff May of last year. It's higher in elevation so there is probably a little bit of a difference. When I ran there I ran about a half a mile and was completely winded. Versus in Tucson I could run a mile and a half and feel less winded than when I ran a half a mile in Flagstaff. It takes weeks if not months to get fully acclimated to elevation.
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People have been known to get off the planes at DIA and die right at the airport if they walk too fast.
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Good thing Denver doesn't use a hurry up offense.


oh, wait.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:22 PM   #23
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Denver is always at an advantage, whether here or a sea level... Physiologically our players have elevated hematocrit, meaning high red blood cells.... The should have an advantage no matte where they play, until they stay at sea level for more that a few weeks.... But they always come home, so they always maintain the edge....

The question is how much of an ege is it?
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #24
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Alcohol affects you more up there too. Hopefully before the game they do lots of shots, shots, shots, shots shots.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #25
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Cyclists live and train in boulder for this very reason.... Well, that and needing to take less Edgar when they go to Europe for the big races.
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