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    Resistance Training at Simulated Altitude - Part 2

    Posted: Oct 21, 2013

    In Part One of our blog on this topic, we reviewed the science behind resistance training with a hypoxic (low oxygen) stimulus - one that simulates altitude through a hypoxic chamber or mask system. While there had been some initial focus on blood fl ...

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    Resistance Training at Simulated Altitude - Part 1

    Posted: Sep 19, 2013

    This is a topic that has interested me for some time. Having experienced resistance training on altitude training camps in places such as Font Romeu (1800m), Sierra Nevada (2350m) and Mexico (2200m) with some perceived benefits, I have been always cu ...

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    Repeated Sprint Training in Normobaric Hypoxia paper accepted for publication

    Posted: Sep 16, 2013

    With the news last week that the research study carried out by Harvey Galvin on Repeated Sprint Training in Normobaric Hypoxia has been accepted by the British Journal of Sports Medicine for publication later this year, we have posted a YouTube link ...

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    Altitude Training to Improve Endurance Performance

    Posted: Sep 13, 2013

    Altitude training enhances athletic performance. At altitude the partial pressure of oxygen is lower than at sea-level, meaning there is less oxygen per volume of air consumed and diffused in the lungs by the athlete. It provides a training stimulus ...

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    Hypoxic Training for Injury Rehabilitation

    Posted: Sep 05, 2013

    When an athlete or player is side-lined as a result of injury, it can be a very frustrating experience. It can be a costly one too for professional athletes, as missing a competition due to injury can result in loss in earnings where prize money or m ...

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    Altitude Training for Field Sports

    Posted: Sep 03, 2013

    Since the 1968 Olympic Games held in Mexico City at an altitude of 2300m, athletes and coaches have utilized and experimented with altitude training as a meansĀ of improving athletic performance. When living and training at altitude or in a hypoxic ( ...

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