What is Altitude Training? How does simulated altitude training work?
- Altitude Training involves training or exercising with low-oxygen air.
- Altitude Training can be done inside of a Altitude Chamber or using an Altitude Training Mask System
- Altitude Training can include long-duration altitude sessions or very short high-intensity intervals.
- In order to follow protools and maintain safety, altitude training involves measuring the oxygen in the blood via a pulse-oximeter.
- There are different training protocols for different athletes at different ability levels.
- Altitude Training can be used for sports performance, rehab, altitude acclimatization and wellness.
More info on simulated altitude training:
By exercising in a low-oxygen environment, the body makes adaptations to improve oxygen delivery to tissues and muscles, resulting in greater muscular endurance, improved power output and faster recovery.
The primary training methodology for endurance athletes is moderately intense exercise mixed with intervals consisting of 30 seconds to 2 minutes. The primary training method for sprint-based/power-based athletes (Football, Basketball, MMA) is very short-duration altitude interval sessions. Exercising at altitude will also increase the capacity to clear lactic acid from the muscles in a shorter time frame, enabling athletes to repeat sprints with faster recovery between each sprint. Please see research links below to learn more!