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.
Water Polo players need to be super fit – many of the movements are done under water where breathing is not possible and training masks help to increase the surface area of the lungs, which means more oxygen can be produced to keep water polo players moving at optimal speeds, and under water, for longer.
Training masks even work for less energy-intensive activities like hiking and climbing. Hikers and climbers need to get used to walking at high altitude and the best way to train for this, is to use the altitude simulation mask to increase lung capacity and its ability to produce oxygen in the body.