Increase endurance just by breathing
Innovative mask increases mental and physical performance with simulated high-altitude breathing.
As cyclists from this month’s 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour hang up their helmets and cycling shoes, many disciplined participants and trainers will begin researching ideas to add to their 2016 endurance program.
When training, elite athletes including cyclists head off to high altitude areas to work on increasing their stamina and VO2 Max – the body’s maximum oxygen consumption during fitness.
But is it possible to achieve the same result without heading to a facilitated training camp or travelling to the highest peak? Drumroll… enter the altitude training mask, suitably named Training Mask 2.0.
Made from comfortable neoprene in styles and sizes appropriate for men and women, the altitude training mask is armed with a changeable valve system targeting altitudes from 3000 to 18 000ft.
The science behind this advanced training apparatus increasing performance is in the breathing. The effects of being at high altitude are duplicated causing a breathing resistance that strengthens the lung and diaphragm muscles, allowing intense slow breaths, even when the athlete is fatigued.
These slow deep breaths create elasticity in the lungs, increasing lung capacity and allowing a bigger surface area for oxygenated red blood cells, creating more oxygen-rich air and taking control of your VO2 Max.
The oxygen-laden air has phenomenal effects, noticeable after only a few uses. Benefits include increasing cardiovascular endurance, improved cardiovascular recovery as well as increased mental and physical performance. Bottom line is, the mask makes you fitter.
By literally taking training to a new high while conditioning your lungs and diaphragm; Training Mask 2.0 will prepare you for even the fiercest physical competition.