Hypoxic Exercise sessions are unique in how they can be of benefit across a wide range of markers for health, performance, and acclimatisation.
Whatever your goal, Hypoxic training can help you reach it.
After a hypoxic workout you will feel energised for the rest of the day due to the serotonin and dopamine release. We recommend at least two sessions per week to scientifically improve performance.
Oxygen is the limiting factor in sports performance. When insufficient oxygen is delivered to the muscles fatigue sets in. Hypoxic Training improves oxygen delivery and utilisation at all levels without overloading your system. The result being you'll feel less fatigued and will recover quicker, which means you can increase your training intensity and move up a gear.
We recommend 2-3 Hypoxic sessions per week to supplement your standard training programme
• If you are competing at altitude the more hypoxic sessions, the better
• If you are injured or want to have unloaded training sessions, then hypoxic workouts are key
Most climbers do not race up a mountain so hypoxic workouts are not necessary for mountaineering, although definitely beneficial.
We would recommend supplementing the passive IHE sessions for general acclimatisation, with exercise sessions to keep your training interesting, maximise the benefits, and get yourself fit for the mountain. We recommend 2 or 3 sessions per week, alternated by passive IHE sessions.
Hypoxic workouts train your system to increase the carrying capacity of oxygen within your body. For general health issues, passive IHE sessions are highly recommended, but exercise at altitude can increase the benefits further. For those unable to complete high-intensity exercise sessions due to injury, or other health issues such as joint problems, completing low-intensity, steady-state sessions at altitude can be a great way of taking your training to the next level. Reduced levels of oxygen mean that you are able to work your cardiovascular system harder, while maintaining an unloaded, or low intensity session.
• Great for weight loss with extra calorie burn
• Ideal for those with exercise limitations due to injury or illness
• Brilliant for rehabilitation from injury, increasing your cardiovascular load, while maintaining a low physical load