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College Rugby players participate in Altitude Training Research

The Henley College / London Wasps AASE players have taken part in a research study by the Altitude Training Centre as part of their pre-season training.

The regime has included being part of a research study by the Altitude Training Centre who have conducted maximal treadmill sprint tests on each of the players.

The study consisted of a series of maximal treadmill sprints with half of the group operating on only 13% oxygen as opposed to the usual 21% in atmospheric air. The players completed twelve of these sessions during their pre season in July and August.

Head Coach Dan Batty said “Undergoing the treadmill tests has been an important part of our pre-season. The exhaustive nature of the sessions means that our players will have reached new heights, not only in terms of their physical fitness but also their mental toughness.”

Harvey Galvin an Exercise Physiologist from the Altitude Training Centre, based in Putney, has been very impressed with the determination shown by all the players involved in the study “the boys have pushed themselves to the limit and are sure to reap the benefits in their early season games.”

The Henley College, who finished runners up in the AASE Championship last season play next on Wednesday Sept 19th, when they entertain Filton College under floodlights at Dry Leas, kick off 7:00p.m

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