Altitude training
 
Exposure to reduced oxygen levels (altitude or hypoxia) is a challenge to the human body because oxygen is the primary source of energy for our cells. Under a state of hypoxia the body strives to produce required amounts of energy with less oxygen available. To do so, a protein called Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF-1) sets off a host of reactions geared toward improving the body’s ability to utilize oxygen.

The following physiological reactions have been shown to occur:

  • Amplified pulmonary oxygen absorption
  • Boosted production of Erythropoietin Hormone (EPO) by the kidneys, stimulating generation of Red Blood Cells(RBCs) and enhanced oxygen transportation through the body
  • Increased capillarization for greater oxygen delivery to the tissues, muscles and brain
  • Enhanced production and rejuvenation of mitochondria (the cell’s hub for aerobic energy production) and mitochondrial enzymes, allowing more efficient use of oxygen for energy production and superior enzymatic anti-oxidative defense
  • Decreased average Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
  • Increased production and release of Human Growth Hormone
  • Stimulation of fat metabolism
  • Decreased oxidative stress from Free Radicals (Reactive Oxygen Species “ROS”)
All this leads to the body utilizing fat as fuel resulting in a leaner mass (not thinner and weaker). Improved performance and many more.........

Please note that to get the best out from simulated altitude training a specific periodized program over a time period of at least 1 month needs to be developed. For professional athletes this time period would need to be at least 3 months, as well as a supplement stack for the health of RBC.
 
 
Cost for altitude training £250 / 45 - 60 min session