Gold by hypoxia

One of the coaches and players do not need to be convinced about the capabilities and efficiency offered by high altitude training. It goes argue that it interacts poorly on people with severe retrain, but thanks to this training, you can achieve a higher degree of optimization and improvement of the maximum oxygen uptake. After this year’s Winter Olympic Games already, everyone knows that .002 seconds can be worth a gold medal and a place on the podium. It is so tempting to maximum capacity athlete’s body during competition.

 

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Contemporary altitude training

New to conduct altitude training is called hypoxia, which is obtained by artificially creating a climate of reduced oxygen in the air. Such training is called „intermittent hypoxic training” (IHT) or hypoxia supported training (Paula P. et al 2012).

The term „intermittent” means that the athlete spends time in alititude terms only during exercise. This disadvantage does not apply LOXYS technologies, which allows you to configure the entire property / house on the needs of altitude training. It should be noted that our technology created by conditions analogous to high altitude is not related to pressure changes in the rooms, making it a safe solution (no need for compensation and subsequent decompensation). Response of the human body to the subtle hypoxia, which is the main factor stimulus effects of climate altitude on the human body, is always the same, regardless of the methods that produce it.

 

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At the physiological basis for altitude training is integrated response of the human body. In the first few seconds of your stay in the new circumstances comes to an increase in respiratory and cardiac acceleration, as during intense exercise. For this reason just staying in such conditions associated with a greater loss of calories. Subsequently, there is a response of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF). It is this factor reaches the ejection of erythropoietin (EPO), and as a consequence of greater numbers of red blood cells and hemoglobin. This leads to improved blood oxygen capacity, or the ability to transport more oxygen to tissues. The effect of this is to improve the efficiency (VO2max) in lowlands areas when the normal air oxygen content.

Hypoxia-inducible factor also affects the „Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor” (VEGF), so the element, which regenerates and forms new blood vessels (Hoppeler H. et al 2001). This factor is most active in the most intense hypoxic. During physical exercise are the muscles and adipose tissue. The development of new capillary vessels (capillaries) in the muscles causes the blood can penetrate better and thus the tissues are better fed (Thomas L. et al 2001). The development of new blood vessels throughout the body fat promotes faster „burning”, which can quickly achieve the targeted body weight and enhance the appearance of the figure. In addition, the observed improvement in glucose metabolism, iron economization of the economy, increased antioxidant status. This improves the ability of the body’s energy.

 

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Mountains will come to you!

And if you could realize altitude training at a local sports club? Without the need for expensive, lengthy trips to distant corners of the world getting the same end result is possible.

In our proposed solution any kind of altitude training „live high – train high”, „live low – train high”, „live high – train low” and „intermittent hypoxic training” can be achived. Training with the stays may be held in the range between 1500 and 6000 m, while maintaining high performance of the air hygiene. This is accomplished by constant control of carbon dioxide levels, depriving air biological and chemical contamination, due to interaction of the system with air-conditioning and ventilation, which is under the constant control of the computer system.

 

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Another important advantage of our proposed solutions is the fact that the exercises are held in conditions of normal atmospheric pressure. As a result, this method is safe and does not require prior progressive adaptation to the new pressure. Training can be started immediately after entering the room, which is not tight and uncomfortable chamber, and the most ordinary room: exercise room, bedroom, etc.

 

How is it possible?

This involves the selection of an appropriate mixture of air, dependent on the desired height above sea level. During training the computer system ensures the stability of the high-rise, for example, to the moment you open the door there was no sudden drops „high”. That constant control allows, regardless of the number of people exercising in the room, keep the CO2 value of 0.5%. It is the only solution of this type on the market and at the same time it is probably the best of the existing – so far have trusted us 34 representatives of different sports at the championship, and many R & D centers dealing with problems of exercise physiology. Conducting training in the conditions proposed by us will optimize the process of preparing for the competition and will allow reaching first place on the podium.

These adaptive mechanisms are particularly increased in people who start practicing, and in people who have not yet reached the limits of endurance of their body. Another important feature of altitude training is that it is enough to spend much less time to exercise than under „normal”  conditions to achieve the intended results.

 

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Sample articles confirming the effectiveness of altitude training:

1.

Elieen Y. et al:
Effectiveness of intermittent training in hypoxia combined with live high/train low.
Eur J Appl Physiol, 2010: 379–387.

2.

Stephane PD. et al:
Exercise training in normobaric hypoxia in endurance runners. I. Improvement in aerobic performance capacity.
J Appl Physiol, 2006: 1238–1248.

3.

Elodie P. et al:
Exercise training in normobaric hypoxia in endurance runners. II. Improvement of mitochondrial properties in skeletal muscle.
J Appl Physiol, 2006: 1249–1257.

4.

Joffrey Z. et al:
Exercise training in normobaric hypoxia in endurance runners. III. Muscular adjustments of selected gene transcripts.
J Appl Physiol, 2006: 1258–1266.

5.

Vogt M. et al:
Molecular adaptations in human skeletal muscle to endurance training under simulated hypoxic conditions.
J Appl Physiol, 2001: 173–182.