Exercising at altitude has been proven to
- Increase VO2 Max and Lactate Threshold
- Increase Power output and Speed
- Enhance Endurance and Stamina
- Reduce Recovery time
Exercising at Altitude
Improves muscular endurance and increases fitness through intensified aerobic and anaerobic training sessions. Training under intermittent hypoxia also prepares an individual best for competition or hiking at altitude by improving breathing economy, and the ability to stay saturated with oxygen while working hard at altitude.
The result being you’ll feel less fatigued and will recover quicker, which means you can increase your training intensity and move up a gear. Studies have proven positive effects such as improved repeat sprint performance, increased anabolic hormonal responses and increased red blood cell mass.
This study done on elite male triathletes shows 7% increase in VO2max and a 7.4% increase in mean maximal power ouput/Kg body weight (Wmax) after 10 days of exercise training at a simulated altitude of 8000ft/2500m.
Meeuwsen, T, Hendriksen IJM, Holewijn M. Training-induced increases in sea level performance are enhanced by acute intermittent hypobaric hypoxia.
European Journal of Applied Physiology 84: 283-290, 2001
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UFC Fighter Cung Le altitude training on a VersaClimber
Ironman Triathlon Champ Jimmy Johnsen training at 12,500ft
Maximise Your Performance
Altitude training is ideal preparation for maximising your personal performance. We can increase your endurance, speed and improve your recovery. We can also assist in rehabilitation following injury.
Research shows that elite level athletes see about a 3% improvement in performance. The more unfit you are the greater the results.
Option 1 – Exercise Consultation:
Session duration 60 minutes
Assessment of your exercise performance at altitude. Useful as a benchmark for future comparison and to set the optimal training zones when altitude training.
During your consultation we’ll take you through a number of basic health checks including, blood pressure, lung function & breathing reflex before moving onto two ramp tests, one at sea level, the other at approx. 2,700m. The consultation will take place on either a bike or treadmill and provides clients with an estimated VO2 Max (96.3% accuracy) based on heart rate variability and a comparison of performance at the two altitudes.
Option 2 – Exercise Sessions:
Hypoxic exercise sessions will let you experience what it is like to exercise at altitude. Just like fitness the more you do, the better you get. To pre-acclimatise for a trip to altitude we recommend regular sessions at least 3 weeks in advance of your trip.
Individual Training Sessions
Boots and rucksack welcome. These individual sessions let you go at your own pace
Class Cycle or Run Sessions
Its always fun to be part of a class. Be mentally prepared for what is a short, but hard session
Add a Personal Trainer
Our expert trainers can assist you through your workout, adding extra exercises to build upon your core altitude acclimatisation.