David Jacobs' BJJGround In town @ Denver and going to drop in for bjj...

6/12/19 10:52 PM
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How fucked am I with the elevation?

6/12/19 11:03 PM
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I train at sea level and visited Bend, OR (3600ft elevation) to take my brown exam.  The night before the test, I was out of breath after a light 3 min roll, and I was in the best shape of my life.  

Denver is...5300ft?  You're in for a treat. 

6/12/19 11:07 PM
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twinkletoesCT -

I train at sea level and visited Bend, OR (3600ft elevation) to take my brown exam.  The night before the test, I was out of breath after a light 3 min roll, and I was in the best shape of my life.  

Denver is...5300ft?  You're in for a treat. 

Damn I might be fucked during the warm up lol

6/13/19 7:09 AM
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I mean...you know to expect it.  I was confused as to why I was out of breath after a light roll - I didn't feel tired, I was just panting like a dog.  Someone else picked up on it right away and let me know about the elevation, because I hadn't even thought about it.  

I was glad that it happened.  The next day it started during the first round of my exam. If I hadn't had that experience the night before, I would have panicked that my conditioning was off or that something was wrong. 

You're gonna have a fun time =)

6/13/19 12:31 PM
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Trained in Denver a few times, definitely felt the difference. But honestly, who cares? I'd probably only really care if I were competing.

6/13/19 2:51 PM
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I am a Denver native and currently live in Denver. I guess I am use to the elevation.

If you're already in good shape I don't think it will make too much of a difference....think of all the professional athletes and teams that regularly come to Denver to compete... they manage to deal with the elevation because they are in good shape.
6/14/19 3:48 PM
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m.g - I am a Denver native and currently live in Denver. I guess I am use to the elevation.

If you're already in good shape I don't think it will make too much of a difference....think of all the professional athletes and teams that regularly come to Denver to compete... they manage to deal with the elevation because they are in good shape.

i came to denver in good shape from sea level and the elevation kicked my ass the first couple months. elevation change is no joke

6/14/19 7:51 PM
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I felt like shit my first morning in Denver.  Got some rolling in and it didn’t bother me nearly like I was expecting.  Place is killing my sinuses though

6/22/19 12:12 PM
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I visit Denver often having family out there. I'm not sure why, but its the 3rd or 4th day there that the elevation bothers me most. I'm not in very good shape at the moment, but even when I was I had a hard time there.
6/22/19 12:20 PM
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SeattlesbigDprolapsedME - I visit Denver often having family out there. I'm not sure why, but its the 3rd or 4th day there that the elevation bothers me most. I'm not in very good shape at the moment, but even when I was I had a hard time there.

I actually didn’t feel too bad while rolling up there.  I felt like shit for about a 3 days once I got back to CA though.  Like body aches and fatigue.  

6/22/19 4:23 PM
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mrblonde1281 - 
SeattlesbigDprolapsedME - I visit Denver often having family out there. I'm not sure why, but its the 3rd or 4th day there that the elevation bothers me most. I'm not in very good shape at the moment, but even when I was I had a hard time there.

I actually didn’t feel too bad while rolling up there.  I felt like shit for about a 3 days once I got back to CA though.  Like body aches and fatigue.  


I got massive headaches after rolling there. I didnt dare try this last time...the stairs were hard enough without gasping for air.
Edited: 6/30/19 5:46 AM
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Altitude sickness sucks. Stay hydrated & bring some lip balm. LOL 

6/30/19 10:19 AM
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try breckenridge. Hoy shit.