WHAT IS ALTITUDE TRAINING?
How it works
IMPROVING OXYGEN EFFICIENCY
Training at altitude exposes the body to reduced oxygen levels, meaning the body works harder, adapting and becoming more efficient – get the body you want at Altitude.
INCREASE ENDURANCE, SPEED & PERFORMANCE
Experience boosted performance from training at altitude. Train longer, harder and more consistently than ever before and experience gains of up to 37% more endurance, 9% more strength and 3% power and speed.
MAXIMISING PERSONAL PERFORMANCE
Dream about achieving a Personal Best? Training at altitude will accelerate weight loss, increase fitness and improve your immune system leading to significant improvements in your performance, health and fitness.
BOOST INJURY REHABILITATION
Performing your rehabilitation exercises at altitude will hasten recovery, boost oxygen transportation and allow you to clear injury by-products more efficiently.
Our unique mobile unit filters oxygen out of the air which is then delivered to you inside the hypoxic chamber. Hypoxic training kick starts the pre-acclimatisation process if you are planning a trip to high altitude, preparing your body for the conditions ahead.>
If you are training for sport, it will enhance the oxygen transportation and utilisation system and enable you to clear by-products from physical exercise (such as lactate) more efficiently.
Hypoxic training is also an important part of rehabilitation. Training in hypoxia enables you to unload muscle groups while maintaining a high cardiovascular and respiratory load. This means there is less impact on your fitness levels while injured. This training method also increases the production of human growth hormones that help the body to recover. Research in the area of bone healing is particularly interesting, and it has shown that hypoxia can increase mineral density to make bones stronger, and speed recovery.
Training at altitude is like giving the body a tune up. You feel better, you have more energy, can run faster and further and there is less wear and tear on your internal engine. You achieve more, by doing less.
With Altitude Training, experience:
- Maximized speed, endurance and recovery
- Elevated strength and power
- Enhanced energy levels and overall wellness
- Less muscle fatigue
- Improved your oxygen efficiency
- Increased your metabolism and boosted fat-loss
- Rejuvenated skin and improved general wellbeing
- Fast-tracked rehabilitation, minimising loss of fitness due to injury and promoted healing
- Increased blood flow and oxygen delivery to the site of soft tissues injuries.
Exercise is a key in any weight loss plan. You burn calories when exercising and for hours following exercise. This is where altitude training can take your weight management to new levels.
Training at altitude exposes the body to reduced oxygen levels, meaning the body has to work harder. With less oxygen available in the air, less oxygen is circulating in your blood (measured by a finger pulse oximeter). In response to this stress, the body makes adaptive changes as to how it uses the available oxygen as well as its energy stores.
If you are carrying extra weight, you generally have poor carbohydrate and fat metabolism, and have a lower exercise capacity overall. The body utilises fat stores differently at altitude and activates the burning of fat stores immediately, resulting in a greater overall weight loss effect.
The way the body updates and utilises glycogen from the system also changes and thus makes energy consumption more efficient. The equivalent gains of exercising hard for 1 hour at sea level can be achieved in 20-30 minutes of moderate exercise at altitude.
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Training at altitude (a hypoxic environment) is scientifically proven to trigger a range of physiological responses not achievable in normal training programs as the body adapts to cope with the reduction of oxygen taken into the lungs. These physiological adaptions include enhanced fat metabolism, boosted production of red blood cells and capillaries and a strengthened immune system, and can lead to significant improvements in your performance, health and fitness.
Research and testing has shown that training at altitude can provide gains of up to:
- 37% more endurance (exercise-till-exhaustion)
- 25% more efficient workout than at sea-level
- 15% more weight loss
- 9% more strength
- 3% more power and speed
The proof of the effectiveness of training at altitude is evidenced by its elite pro athlete users.
More research documents can be found below.
- Effect of moderate-altitude acclimatisation with low-altitude training on performance
LEVINE AND GUNDERSEN - 1997
- Altitude training improves sea level performance in male and female elite runners
Gunderson, Levine & Chapman - 2001
- The Effects of IHT Training on Aerobic Capacity and Endurance Performance in Cyclists
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