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26Jul, 2018 0 comments
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What do coaches and athletes think about altitude training?

In some cases, when we hear about elite athletes heading off to altitude training camps or working hard in their hypoxic chambers, it gives us motivation to train hard ourselves. We know that for them, this is the norm: training regularly at a hard i ...

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12Jul, 2018 0 comments
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Taper using the POD…it will make you faster!

You’re a couple of weeks away from event day…the excitements there, but you’re not sure on how to taper. Do you run little and often, or a few long steady runs? The main idea of a taper is what keeps you calm, relaxed and focused ahead of your ...

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07Jun, 2018 0 comments
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What’s your VO2MAX!?

Most of us have either asked, or have been asked this question once in our lifetime. For those of you who are unsure, VO2MAX stands for maximal oxygen uptake, and easily understood as the amount of oxygen you can use at the fastest treadmill speed (f ...

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24May, 2018 0 comments
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Run faster and preserve energy? What's not to like?!

The marathon season is currently in it’s peak, and a lot of our clients have smashed their previous PB’s! But we also have a number of clients who specialise in the shorter distances, such as 5 and 10 km, and track-based 400, 800 and 1500 m.

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03May, 2018 0 comments
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Ever have one of those days when you just don’t feel like getting on the bike?

At some point throughout your training block, you may feel this way. It may be that this particular part of the training block is too intense, so the legs are feeling heavy; it may be that other commitments are taking up a lot of time throughout the ...

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19Apr, 2018 0 comments
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Exercise ‘slow’ – Train high?

Are you looking to start a new exercise regime, but worried about the initial steps of starting exercise?

Our HypoxicHIIT classes are all about elevating your heart rate, pushing the limits and feeling great afterwards. But we understand that if y ...

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01Mar, 2018 0 comments
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It's creeping up on you…

It's just a matter of time before you start carb-loading, purchasing your energy gels and bars, and laying out your kit full of nerves and excitement the night before…

We're talking about the London Marathon - which is only 52 days away (at the ...

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01Feb, 2018 0 comments
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The Altitude Centre & London South Bank University - IHE, health & well-being study

You probably remember reading about the study we are carrying out in collaboration with London South Bank University:

We are investigating the physiological (i.e., blood pressure, heart rate etc.) and psychological (i.e., emotions, affect etc.) re ...

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25Jan, 2018 0 comments
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Feel like you're missing out?

It's that time of year where most avid cyclists are booking their training camps to scenic European countries, yet with a tough terrain. It's a novelty to do; feel like a pro, train like a pro - be a pro for a short period of time! But what about if ...

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11Jan, 2018 0 comments
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Stay at altitude…whilst in your own bedroom!

It is well known that many athletes travel to the mountains for training camps over a number of weeks per year. The purpose of this is to increase the production and amount of red blood cells (i.e., erythropoietin) they have so that they are then abl ...

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