It's a misconception that athletes should flock to Colorado to train for competitions.
Ideally, says University of Colorado at Boulder chemical engineering Professor Igor Gamow, athletes should live at high altitude and work out at low altitude. This is fine for the jet set, but for Joe Athlete, the commute between Boulder and San Diego may be too costly.
Check out the virtual altitude alternative by slumbering in the Gamow Bed. This hypobaric chamber allows athletes to sleep at simulated high altitude, thereby producing more oxygen-carrying red blood cells.