Hypoxic Sleep Sessions
Hypoxic Sleep sessions using an altitude tent allows the athlete to enjoy the acute benefits of high altitude while avoiding the negative effects of chronic exposure. Unlike terrestrial altitude, the altitude dose can be individualised and training quality is not compromised. This Live High Train Low (LHTL) can be used for different goals:
- As a substitute for an altitude training camp if money, work or family commitments don't allow
- To pre-acclimatise for a training camp or competition at altitude to enhance training quality or performance
- To maintain and enhance the performance benefits of an altitude training camp right up until target competition.
- Rehabilitation during injury to maintain aerobic conditioning and body composition
After a couple of nights you will get used to the low oxygen as your body starts to adapt, it will feel like sleeping in a normal environment. After a time of sleeping in the tent people remark that their sleep quality has improved. The equipment we use pumps in over 100 litres of air per minute, this ensures the environment is fresh, clean and totally safe. The tent is not sealed as we believe it is important to flush the hypoxic air through, rather than trapping it inside.
Benefits for Sport
As the 'Gold Standard' in altitude acclimatisation and performance we would recommend this modality for the serious athlete.
This method of training takes 3-4 weeks to achieve the benefits. These benefits include increased red blood cells and hemoglobin, aerobic capacity and muscle buffering capacity. Some people peak during the acclimatisation phase, others peak 2-3 weeks later. Some athletes successfully use right up until 2 days before key competition. We work with athletes to recommend the ideal training programme to take into account your current training, races and your main goal.
Benefits for Mountaineering
As a mountaineer or serious trekker you will be used to sleeping in tents. We would recommend this modality for people who have a very tight acclimatisation plan on the mountain or for those who are going to extreme altitudes.
We recommend you start this training at least 3-4 weeks before you head to the mountain.
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Benefits for Health
We usually recommend passive IHE or exercise sessions for health. Some of our clients who have slept in an altitude tent remark that their skin tone improved and that they lost weight. The tent modality is the "Gold Standard" in altitude acclimatisation, but your lifestyle does have to accommodate it. Some of our wealthier clients have converted their entire bedrooms to make sleeping at altitude a seamless experience.
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