Monthly Archives: July 2011

What is Altitude Training?

Altitude training, also known as hypoxic training, involves exercising in, living in or otherwise breathing oxygen reduced air for the purpose of improved athletic performance, pre-acclimatization to altitude and/or physical wellness.

Through the production of normobaric hypoxic (oxygen reduced) air, we can simulate altitudes of up to 21,000ft/6,400m. As a result, athletes, fitness enthusiasts and health conscious individuals worldwide can take advantage of the benefits associated with altitude training while at sea-level.
At Peak7 Altitude training we have worked with Hypoxico to create a program for athletes that will increase performance...
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Secrets to Oympic Success: Training at Altitude
Long used by Navy SEALs and professional athletes to get a competitive advantage, high-altitude training is now available to regular guys—no mountain climb or plane ticket required. Jason Stahl - Men's Fitness Have you ever wondered why Kenyans tend to medal time after time in the Olympic Track and Field events (Current 2012 medal count: 14)? And why the athletes who train there often cross the finish line first in major marathons? The answer may have far less to do with drive and determination—and everything to do with elevation. “It’s due to the fact that winning...
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The Chemistry of High-Altitude Running
A great Blog Post from Kristin Ever wondered why you breathe harder and faster when you’re working out at a higher altitude than that to which you’re accustomed?  In colloquial terms, we often say that at elevation, the air is thin, or that there’s less oxygen in the air.  What does this mean, though, particularly in light of the fact that whether you’re at sea level or on top of Mount Everest, every breath you take is 21% oxygen? The difference between a lungful of air at sea level and a lungful of air on top of Everest is...
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