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When to take iron supplements?

Okay health gurus, I have a question. When is the best time to take an iron supplement? Before your workout, then night before, after your workout? When?

You see, I'm taking iron supplements to boost the hemoglobin in my blood. I need more hemoglobing so that my blood can carry a lot more O2. I need my blood to carry a bunch more O2 for the high-altitude mountaineering expedition next year. The O2 level is pretty low at 20,320 ft.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-19-2005, 11:47 AM
 
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What is the iron supplement that you are taking?
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Umm, its some kind of iron sulfate pill. I don't remember the exact name brand.

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lol, that's the real reason I'm taking them. I want chicks to be more attracted to me.

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try poor man's blood doping: start drawing your own blood and store it in the freezer.
save up a good 1/2 gallon or so. thaw and drink the day before you climb.
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try poor man's blood doping: start drawing your own blood and store it in the freezer.
save up a good 1/2 gallon or so. thaw and drink the day before you climb.
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lol, gross dude. I'm a bit narcisistic, but not that bad.

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on a serious note, I'm curious to know if there's a low-altitude training method to increase endurance at high altitude. maybe mix anaerobic with aerobic exercise. ie, sprint for 30 seconds, then jog for 2 minutes and repeat. the sprinting will deplete the oxygen in your bloodstream, and you'd then be jogging with less o2 available to your muscles. may force the blood cells to become more effecient.

sorry for the thread jack. and don't try the blood trick unless your only goal is puking.
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on a serious note, I'm curious to know if there's a low-altitude training method to increase endurance at high altitude.
There is. It's called Intervals. Best bang for the buck for aerobic training.

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on a serious note, I'm curious to know if there's a low-altitude training method to increase endurance at high altitude. maybe mix anaerobic with aerobic exercise. ie, sprint for 30 seconds, then jog for 2 minutes and repeat. the sprinting will deplete the oxygen in your bloodstream, and you'd then be jogging with less o2 available to your muscles. may force the blood cells to become more effecient.

sorry for the thread jack. and don't try the blood trick unless your only goal is puking.

Nothing to apologize for, you are absolutely right. I have an anaerobic workout built into my routine to help with boosting my O2 levels here at sea level. The goal, like you said, is to depleat the O2 in my blood with a burst of working, then let it replenish with a slow jog.

I'm also doing a lot of core training, aerobic workout, some upper body, and my favorite: stairmaster with a weighted backpack.

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