Simulated Altitude Training is quickly emerging as the world’s most promising development in the world of athletic performance and peak fitness. As your body begins to adjust to repeated exposure to reduced oxygen (hypoxic) environments, amazing physiological changes occur making you faster, stronger, healthier and leaner. Whether you are training for the Olympics or just trying to get in shape, simulated altitude training is a true training revolution. There is a increasing evidence that altitude helps to manage weight, it effectively make the body work out even when at rest because the lower oxygen drives the metabolism harder, so more calories are burned.
“Hypoxia (low oxygen) causes many of the adaptations which improve fitness, particularly those related to endurance. Oxygen uptake and delivery, blood lactate removal, and buffering of hydrogen ions are all adaptations which will improve aerobic and anaerobic components of fitness. There is also a role for hypoxic training during the rehabilitation process, providing a new stimulus for adaptation and providing a means of maintaining fitness whilst injured.