Well researched comment. We never went to Colorado. Buckley has always been ripped.Collingwood won a flag in 2010 and swearing by the 'benefits' of going annually to Colorado for high altitude training. Then, despite their success, they suddenly halted that yearly pilgrimage where men came back muscled up (cue the famous Buckley photo). Daddy: " why did they stop if it was so successful?" Dunno son, maybe they just ran out of money.
It stopped because we got an altitude room, also the footy spending cap killed it.
Some fitness people question altitude trainings long term benefits, especially for football. The gains disappear once you return to Melbourne at ocean level. So it’s essentially an expensive club bonding trip.