High-altitude training for everybody

High-altitude training is used in the sport since the late 60’s. It seems that training up in the mountains, where the ideal conditions for stimulation the body to run the appropriate mechanisms for adaptation, is reserved only for professional athletes.




LOXYS gives you a tool with which high-altitude training will be possible to achieve in the room the specified by you. We create an artificial atmosphere, as appropriate, may take the height range in the range of 2000 to 4500 m It does not involve a dangerous pressure changes inside the rooms, and the percentage change in the content of the individual components of air.


What does the training at a simulated altitude give?

Preliminary information described the benefits of training at simulated altitude are in the Competitive sport. The consequence of this training is greater reductions in body fat, improved lipid profile, and faster lowering blood sugar levels after a meal. Quick lowering blood sugar levels after a meal is very important when you want to get rid of the excess fat from our body, and with it the unwanted kilos.




If a high postprandial blood sugar level is maintained for a longer time, it means that it is not consumed at the body’s energy needs. The body is unable to reduce excess sugar gradually transforms it into fat. For this reason alone calorie reduction in dietary purposes may not produce the intended results. Increased cell sugars download after a series of training under the conditions of reduced oxygen content due to the complex biochemical responses, which is based on the expression of genes, dormant under „normal” oxygen content (Chen Ch et al 2010). This effect is also used in the treatment of diabetes and obesity (the metabolic syndrome), more on this is in section Metabolic disorders.


The greater reduction in body fat

It has been proven that people trained in conditions of altitude have a significant reduction in body fat, compared with training athlete in „normal” conditions. How is this possible? Adipose tissue can take in a large rate, for this reason, is very poorly vascularized, thus – poorly supplied with oxygen. One of the adaptive response of the body at the height is an expansion of the capillaries network (micro-capillaries). This expansion also occurs in the adipose tissue, so that it reaches the more oxygen, and thus more efficient combustion is the process of this tissue (Chia M. et al 2013). At the same time physical activity poorer in oxygen atmosphere contributes to increase the consumption of calories compared to standard training oxygen content. Then the process of weight reduction is more efficient.




But the most important advantage of training at simulated altitude conditions is the release of leptin from adipose tissue. The presence of leptin reduces the feeling of hunger, so that the session does not have the desire to enjoy a decent meal. Our brain (hypothalamus) gettin a signal of the presence of leptin, is already „fed” – because it gets the information that the body has significant reserves of energy in the form of body fat.


Faster growth of muscle tissue

The subtle effects of hypoxia induced by altitude conditions with the increased activity of vascular endothelial growth factor, which is responsible for the expansion of said capillaries in the adipose tissue has another very important advantage. It stimulates the production of nitric oxide, which occurs due to vasodilation, making it much easier blood flows to the working muscles.




They are then better nourished, which stimulates them to grow. A similar effect may be achieved using supplements stimulating production of nitric oxide (Maxwell AJ. et al 2001). This effect can be indicated without any supplements by practicing when content of oxygen in the air is reduced.