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Short-term intermittent hypoxia reduces the severity of acute mountain sickness
19Oct, 2017 0 comments
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Hypoxic sprints get you to the try-line quicker

Those who watch and play rugby understand the intensity and demands of the sport. Players require strength and power, combined with speed and agility, to bring their opposing number to the ground and drive their team forwards. Along with matches, the ...

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12Oct, 2017 0 comments
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It’s all in your head…

Endurance exercise requires mental, as well as physical, strength for optimal performance. Whether it be during long, steady intervals during hard blocks of training in the chamber, or gruelling evening sessions of The Sufferfest, your head always ne ...

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06Oct, 2017 0 comments
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Join The Altitude Centre, and Climb Kilimanjaro - Sept '18

Kilimanjaro Expedition

Yes you heard it right.. After the recent success of Holly and Nick's trip to Kilimanjaro, as well as our other annual climbers before them, we decided that it is about time The Altitude Centre took you to Kilimanjaro with u ...

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05Oct, 2017 0 comments
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Think you've got the power?

Introducing: Power Testing for Cyclists

Cyclists are obsessed with power...

'What's your FTP?', 'how many watts did you do for that effort?', 'is my threshold good enough?'... the questions are endless.

During our HIIT classes, Ride Club, ...

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05Oct, 2017 0 comments
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An Evening with Max Curle

You've hit the jackpot by gaining a place in the London Marathon ballot for next year. For now, you can think about how good the finish line will feel when you cross it on the day, but why not strike while the iron is hot and begin your training now? ...

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05Oct, 2017 0 comments
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Dean Stott's Pan American Highway Challenge

The Challenge


Cycling challenges are ever-increasing in levels of difficulty, but The Pan American Highway (PAH) challenge takes it to another extreme. Beginning in Ushuaia, then travelling north through Chile, Peru and up to Mexico, the route c ...

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28Sep, 2017 0 comments
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Training at altitude for a gold medal…what does it take?

We all know that elite athletes use altitude training to prepare optimally for competition. Most of this training involves travelling to altitude within Europe and the United States, but it can be considered a secret as to what athletes actually get ...

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31Aug, 2017 0 comments
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Circuit training at altitude – more bang for your buck?

Circuit training gives you the best of both worlds. As well as muscular growth through the repetition of multiple strength moves, you also get the endurance stimulus that comes with completing this type of exercise to a high-intensity over a long per ...

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24Aug, 2017 0 comments
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Walk the path to a healthier lifestyle

In the early days of evolution, walking was the only option for transportation and exercise. Fast forward to today, the amount people walk has reduced significantly. This has reduced the health of many; but for some, walking is the most suitable form ...

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10Aug, 2017 0 comments
Making classes more fun for you!

Repeated sprints – worth the pain or not long enough for performance gains?

Some say repeated sprints are the devil’s work. During the HypoxicHIIT classes in the chamber, particularly the cycle-specific, or even your own training, you may have come across these. They typically last for 5–10 s with around 20–50 s recove ...

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