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Altitude Training

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What is Altitude Training?

Altitude Training is training at a reduced oxygen level. When the human body is exposed to hypoxia (reduce oxygen levels) it struggles to produce the required amounts of energy needed due to the less availability of oxygen in the body. This will cause an onset of physiological adaptations geared towards enhancing the efficiency  of the body’s respiratory and cardiovascular systems.

Altitude training enhances your body’s ability to utilise sugar as energy instead of storing it as fat, leading to increased weight loss. It can also have an effect on your appetite levels due to changes in hunger hormones suppressing your appetite.

The high altitude conditions increases your muscles ability to generate energy to utilise oxygen which increases your aerobic performance faster than training in normal conditions.

 As a response to a low oxygen environment your starts to produce more red blood cells thus increasing the amount of oxygen you can use as well as reducing inflammation in the body .

While training in the Altitude Room your surrounding environment forces your body to work harder with less exertion and less effort. For example, running 10 minutes in the Altitude room is similar to running for 20 minutes outside.

Benefits of Altitude Training ?

Altitude Training has a number of benefits;

  • Improved Aerobic Performance
  • Increased Metabolic Rate
  • Improved Oxygen Utilisation
  • Time efficient Training
  • Improved physiological function
  • Improved Sleep
  • Improved Cardiovascular health

Who could benefit from Altitude Training?

  • Weight loss / General Fitness
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Injury Recover and Rehabilitation
  • Post Operative Rehabilitation
  • Athletes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Tours, Trekking & Expedition Training
  • Altitude Pre-Acclimatisation Training

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