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18May, 2017 0 comments

An updated guide on altitude training for exercise performance

Altitude training methods are developed by a double-edge sword approach; evidence (i.e., lab findings) informs practice (i.e., in the field) and practice informs evidence. But if both sword edges are rapidly evolving, how do we, as firm users and bel ...

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04May, 2017 0 comments

How to prevent over-training at altitude

When exercising at altitude, it can be difficult to match the intensity carried out at sea level. This is mainly due to the change in environment, i.e., reduced oxygen, restricting the full capability of performance in a demanding environment that is ...

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30Mar, 2017 0 comments

Is there a need to perfect your breathing to benefit more from altitude training?

Breathing efficiently can be considered underrated. During and immediately after tough intervals in the chamber, very rarely does one think “I should really improve my breathing patterns to improve my performance” – rather, our thoughts are “ ...

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23Feb, 2017 0 comments

Should you change your diet when exercising at altitude?

Intuitively, we all know that exercising at altitude is typically more challenging than exercising at sea level. Theoretically, due to this increased demand, it is likely that we are required to eat and drink more calories because we are working hard ...

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09Feb, 2017 0 comments

Breathe your Way to the Top

Do you ever feel energy deprived?
Does this lead to worries of putting on weight that you’ve worked so hard to lose and keep off, because you are energy deprived and unable to exercise?

Perhaps some intermittent hypoxic exposure (IHE) on the P ...

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12Jan, 2017 0 comments

RESEARCH: Altitude training vs Sea level training

Altitude Training - Why do we do it?

Since the late 1960’s, altitude training has been at the forefront for innovative research to benefit athletic performance. From the Tour de France to Olympic Games, many competitions have taken place in an e ...

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06Jan, 2017 0 comments

RESEARCH: Altitude training will blow away the Christmas cobwebs quicker!

Pre-Season/Post-Christmas Training at Altitude

Christmas is a festive period filled with well-deserved enjoyment and celebration. From over-indulging in mince pies to stacking the plate with pigs in blankets – these parts of the year are difficu ...

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19Dec, 2016 0 comments

NEW RESEARCH: Case Study - How can IHE help Diabetics?

A recent case study from the University of Sydney, and the Southern Cross University, New South Wales, published in Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, has shown the benefit of passive IHE for diabetes treatment.

A 49 year old female presented ...

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02Dec, 2016 0 comments

NEW RESEARCH: Performance and metabolic responses to repeated sprints at altitude

Performance and metabolic responses to repeated sprints at altitude

Those who dislike training at altitude may occasionally try to disprove the obvious benefits that altitude training can provide. In theory, this could make sense. Exercising in an ...

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31Oct, 2016 0 comments

NEW RESEARCH: Effect of training in hypoxia on repeated sprint performance in females

Within scientific research, it is typically unusual to find a controlled study that incorporates solely women as the participant group, so it’s exciting to find a piece of research on hypoxia (altitude training) that features women as the subject g ...

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