max. allowed level of hematocrit



Bjorn P.Dal

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"Hematocrit in Athletes - State Of The Art
By: Michele Ferrari
The following is an article that Dr. Ferrari wrote about hematocrit: it is a summary of concepts taken from several scientific resources (see the bibliography at the bottom) and personal comments from Michele Ferrari himself.
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http://www.53x12.com/do/show?page=article&id=24
 

MJtje

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Oke guys the palmares of Ferrari on that same site:

Many riders in the past chose Dr. Ferrari as a training guidance, legends like: Francesco Moser, Gianni Bugno, Tony Rominger, Moreno Argentin, Evgueni Berzin, Pavel Tonkov and Mario Cipollini are just a few of the most successful cyclists that relied on Michele Ferrari's knowledge and intuitions to better perform through their professional careers. Cyclists supported by Dr. Ferrari managed to win several top-level races in over 20 years of his dedication to the cycling world, numbering 7 Tour de France, 9 Tour of Italy, 5 Tour of Spain including more than 20 classic events.

Like I said the dude has an impressive palmares........would be nice if the doctors would stand on the TDF podium. The TDF won by Ferrari 2nd and 3rd goes to Checcini...........hahah would be classic!



Bjørn P.Dal said:
"Hematocrit in Athletes - State Of The Art

By: Michele Ferrari
The following is an article that Dr. Ferrari wrote about hematocrit: it is a summary of concepts taken from several scientific resources (see the bibliography at the bottom) and personal comments from Michele Ferrari himself.
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http://www.53x12.com/do/show?page=article&id=24
 

mitosis

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DV1976 said:
Probably the reason why 50% sounds high is because the average crit for a male is in the range of 42-44% (I have a crit of 41% :mad: :mad: :mad: )

The range is considerably more. This site gives some extremes:
http://www.mydr.com.au/default.asp?article=3011
"The normal haematocrit range for adult males is 40-54 per cent, and 37-47 per cent for adult females."

One of the main reasons the cut off is 50% for cyclist racing is that with dehydration haematocrit increases. And cyclists often suffer dehydration.
 

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