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Research has shown that marathon athletes who live and train at higher altitudes manage better with endurance performance when compared to their competition from lower altitudes where oxygen levels are higher. This knowledge was adapted to gym equipment in a bid to – successfully – mimic low oxygen exercise environments, better known as hypoxic training.
Enter the Elevation training Mask.
Endurance, Stamina & Weight Loss
Elevation training Masks work by restricting the oxygen flow to the body – in this oxygen-starved state, several biological reactions take place. The body works harder to achieve the same effect. The Mask causes pulmonary resistance making it harder to draw breath and, as a result, slower deeper breathing becomes necessary.… Read the rest
The Elevation high altitude Training Mask simulates high altitude training conditions and its effects, so, when sportsmen aspire to improve or enhance performance, they adopt this strategy. When they return to lower altitudes, in particular, mean sea level (MSL), their performance and endurance levels are vastly improved.
Training Mask Technology
The Elevation Training Mask enhances the efficiencies of an athlete’s workout and reduces the time required to achieve the same desired effect. Training duration can be reduced by, for instance 60-70%. The benefits of training mask technology are by no means limited to star sportspeople – amateur or ordinary fitness regimes can benefit from the fitness mask’s enhancements as well, improving overall health and performance, no matter the extent of one’s training.… Read the rest
So we can’t all rush off on a whim and put ourselves through our paces on the slopes of Kilimanjaro…so what’s the alternative? The Elevation high altitude Mask simulates high altitude conditions, providing the benefits of altitude training to all.
Altitude Training is Key
It’s been proven that even moderate altitudes can have a significantly beneficial effect on athletic performance. The benefits of altitude exposure can improve an athlete’s “capacity to exercise”. Exposing the body to high altitude conditions causes it to acclimatise to “lower oxygen levels” which has the effect of improving oxygen delivery to muscles, thereby enhancing performance through better-oxygenated muscle and organ systems.… Read the rest
Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts are skeptical about this badass mask that resembles Bane from Dark Knight.
Let us answer your frequently asked questions about training with the altitude mask to improve physical endurance.
What is an altitude training mask?
This ready to wear mask simulates the effect of training at a high altitude. Training at high altitudes is a popular way for serious fitness buffs and competitive athletes to increase their stamina and performance.
Does the mask change my surrounding environment?
No, the mask imitates the breathing resistance experienced when training at high altitude, it does not change the altitude of your surroundings.
What are the advantages of training at a simulated altitude?… Read the rest
Add these tough exercises to your current workout, along with the altitude mask and take your fitness to the fiercest level.
Why are mountaineers and climbers so insanely fit? Why was Kenya the most successful African country in the 2012 Olympics? (11 medals in total). If you’re a fitness fanatic, you’ve probably stopped and asked yourself these questions at least once.
The answer is in the air. According to high altitude specialist Bruce Kirk, competing athletes’ train at extreme altitudes where the thin air puts pressure on their performance; forcing them to train harder. On returning to sea level, these athletes are fitter, better and faster.… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
If you’re new to Training Mask, you are probably very excited to see the performance benefits as you begin to incorporate it into your training regimen. You will certainly get a lot of looks at the gym or outside running as Training Mask 2.0 certainly isn’t your normal run of the mill piece of exercise equipment. Even better, the Mask has a myriad of benefits outside of performance enhancement. One of the most intriguing benefits of it, is that it can assist with weight loss and reduction of body fat.
For years, researchers have been studying the effects of low oxygen training better known as hypoxic training.… Read the rest
Research Shows Pre-Season Hypoxic Training Improves Performance Of Rugby Players:
Researchers from London Southbank University, and Exeter University, both of which are located in the United Kingdom, recruited 42 advanced rugby players for the 4-week test. 3X a week they supplemented hypoxic sprint training for their speed training regimens. They then underwent performance tests after four weeks to see if there were anything changes in 6 second sprint performance.
What they found was that the highly trained rugby players were able to cover more distance during the 6 second sprint test. They also showed that there was lower speed decrement meaning they could sustain max anaerobic power during sprint slightly longer than the group of rugby players who were not subjected to the hypoxic protocol but rather a normoxic variant.… Read the rest
Elevation Training Mask and the Effects on Respiratory Peak Flow (PEF), SPO2, Red Blood Cell Chemistry, Pulse and Endurance performance levels over a 6 week period during weight resistance exercises and a high level cycling interval training program
Dr. Joseph A. Sheppard, D.C., A Case Report
Athletes have agreed for many years of the cardiovascular benefits of training at higher altitudes for endurance. Recently, advancements in training have given the rise to multiple options in altitude simulation tents or rooms and the most effective is the mask based hypoxicator system (Elevation Training Mask). Altitude training is called Hypoxic training which involves living and or training at a reduced oxygen level for the purpose of improved athletic performance or health benefits.… Read the rest