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The prospect of enjoying the benefits of training at altitude without having to leave your entire life behind for your fitness is one that many find particularly exciting. There are various ways of achieving this effect that have proven to work, altitude masks being right up there on the list. Let us explore what altitude masks actually offer you.
At the most basic level, altitude masks do as the name suggests. They simulate the affects you would have when training in altitude without actually altering the altitude of the environment around you.
The mask gives you increased resistance when breathing through the resistance altitude valves, which results in a stronger intercostal and diaphragm muscles with more practice.… Read the rest
A lot of people may frown upon lacing up their training shoes at night and hitting the treadmill or gong for a jog, but this has great benefits and advantages, benefits that you may not want to miss. So get your altitude mask and trainers ready and hit the road! But first, those benefits…
For one, you won’t have to fight the crowds like when you go out for a workout at peak time. This means you don’t have to negotiate to take turns on the treadmill, you have most of the equipment to yourself!
Secondly, you won’t have to abide by so many gym rules and regulations.… Read the rest
There comes a time in every running enthusiast’s life when you start dreading long runs. There are various factors that could be causing this, but the sense of accomplishment you have after a long run is always satisfying and is enough to keep most motivated. But what if that doesn’t do it for you? We share a few tips to help make your runs that much easier and exciting.
Listening to music as you run can prevent the brain from becoming overwhelmed by the anxiety of the distance you have to cover. This can also distract you from tired legs. Always make sure that you play high-tempo music to keep your mind alert and focused and prevent relaxing too much, which might result in you just taking a stroll instead of the run you originally set out to have.… Read the rest
Fitness enthusiasts looking to take their training to the next level turn to altitude training as a way to get better results out of their workouts. The Altitude mask mimics the effects of altitude training without changing the altitude of your environment at all. This cutting edge mask is developed to provide breathing resistance while you are training. It does this through a series of resistance ‘altitude’ valves, ranging from 3000ft to 18,000ft.
This leads to a stronger diaphragm forming over time, as well as intercostal muscles. When you build stronger breathing muscles, you can pull in larger amounts of oxygen while expelling larger amounts of carbon dioxide, even when tired.… Read the rest
If you are going to spend the time, resources and effort to train your body, you might as well get the maximum impact and benefit from it. Training masks are proven to boost any workout effort, helping you to train your body to reach peak fitness. The Altitude training mask conditions the lungs and creates even more pulmonary resistance during the training exercises and workout. This serves to strengthen the diaphragm, while also strengthening the elasticity and surface area in the alveoli.
If you are looking for a scientifically proven way to get your breathing under control while also helping to boost lung stamina and increase lung capacity, then look no further than the Altitude training mask.… Read the rest
Many people are under the impression that training masks only work for individual endurance sports like swimming, running or cycling.
The truth is, training at high altitude, or with training masks, will improve your fitness, stamina and endurance for almost any sport out there.
Here are some sports that benefit from the use of training masks:
Combat sports like MMA and Boxing demand intense training and bursts of energy and speed – the training mask helps to maintain the lung capacity when more oxygen is needed.
Team sports like Rugby, Hockey and Soccer where players are constantly on the move, require high fitness levels over an extended period of time – while always on the move, players also need extra oxygen when running at bursts of speed to avoid a tackle or when trying to defend.… Read the rest
The altitude simulation mark is the next best thing in training and fitness and is designed to get you fitter and heathier than ever before.
By simulating training conditions at high altitude, the altitude simulation mask forces your lungs and body to work at the optimal output while using a lot less oxygen than your body and lungs are used to.
By creating pulmonary resistance, the altitude simulation mask forces you to take slower, deeper and more intense breaths which strengthens your lungs and diaphragm.
The science behind it dictates that training your body to perform on less oxygen, will result in better performance on race days when you don’t have the mask on – when your body will be receiving more oxygen.… Read the rest
After training all year long, the season is finally over and winter has approached. The challenge for you will now be to maintain your base fitness level while resting your mind and body from the stresses associated with weekly and daily training. Don’t lose everything you’ve worked all year for during these colder months. You can still achieve your training goals and stay fit during the colder months.
Challenges are compounded by winter weather conditions and reduced daylight. You can get more value out of your training time by adopting good winter training techniques. Let’s take a closer look at some of the techniques to keep in mind when training during the winter months in South Africa.… Read the rest
Athletes need every edge they can get. Altitude Mask is designed to help you train harder and get better results out of the time you put in. This mask is an elevation training mask and works by simulating high altitude conditions. It forces the lungs and body to work harder than normal. It is the reason you need this mask.
The added pulmonary resistance created by the adjustable valves actively forces the lungs to work harder than normal to draw breath. Thanks to the slow and deep breaths, you produce the required amount of oxygen that the body needs. It all works together to strengthen the diaphragm and lungs, which drives your VO2 Max higher.… Read the rest
The new and improved second release – the Elevation Altitude Simulation Mask 2.0 can be used for low-oxygen exercise, hypoxic training, high-intensity anaerobic threshold training as well as focused programmes and routines such as interval breathing recovery protocol and the thoracic diaphragm technique. Indeed, altitude mask training will change the way you train generally, providing you with insight into the importance of oxygen and breathing as part of your regimen.
Training Equipment Par Excellence
Smaller, lightweight and a more comfortable fit, version 2.0 of the Elevation Altitude Simulation Mask is supplied with six resistance caps, three base pieces with flux valve plungers, a silicon training mask with neoprene sleeve and head strap as well as clear, concise and comprehensive instructions and workout literature.… Read the rest