Testimonials

A great Testimonial taken from a Facebook Group Alex posted in.

Some of you know what I’ve been doing the past couple weeks in preparation for my 1/2 Leadman event in Tempe, Az on the 14th. I want to report for others to hear what Kevin Carlson and G2 High Altitude Training has been doing for me to best capitalize on my training for this race.

Kevin has been coaching me through multiple sessions 3x a week on and off the bike helping to enable my system to function as if I live or train in high altitude. Of course the benefits of which are increased red blood cell count=more O2 to the muscles=more stamina and strength and power.

The sessions take about 50 minutes and, without giving away all the secrets, “tricks”, for lack of a better word, your body into manufacturing more red blood cells to adjust to the thinner air it “believes” it’s needing to function at.

It’s really a cool concept. Because of the extremes in the O2 level I breathe and in the manner it’s done (BTW “extreme” meaning, if I wasn’t paying attention, I’d have fallen off my bike or the chair in other sessions from the dizzyingly thin air he has me breathing. 22k’ elevation in some cases. (Everest anyone?) I digress… because of the process…it triggers the production of additional cells. Simple.

The first workout I ever did following my first session I barely could complete a 55 mile “friendly” ride with some of the guys. I was really struggling at times. The session really caused heavy fatigue to my body and I didn’t know what to think of it.

This morning’s session (session 6?) was hardly the same. I didn’t have issues breathing in the thin air at all and jumped on my bike within the hour to nail down a very solid TT ride I attached the link to below. I’ve of course ridden SART dozens of times at fairly hard solo efforts already over the years, but this morning I nailed down 52 PR’s – several of those in the top 10 among thousands of riders.

That’s going to sound like I’m tooting my own horn, but I’ll tell you – if I did this workout two weeks ago, I really don’t think it would’ve had that same result. My efforts today were confusing. My legs were stretched to their max for “today” (I’m somewhat tired and off the bike since last Thursday with Kevin), but my breathing NEVER got to where I felt I was going into the red, in fact it was quite ‘relaxed’!

My perceived efforts vs. breathing are so different right now. It doesn’t matter if I’m swimming, running or riding. I can simply work harder before I’m out of breathe. Unfortunately… I can’t swim well, so I don’t have any speed results there gained, but my stamina and comfort level of breathing in the water is far improved, so that will translate to being stronger starting off on the bike out of transition after the swim. Still a gain either way.

Enough said. If you’re looking for a PR in an event, looking to do well in the event, or… just want to be your best at your own training for a period… I couldn’t recommend more just spending a few moments talking to Kevin about the system and the science behind it. I’ll leave the details to HIM! : )

Alex Suchey
Endurance Athlete: Cycling/Running/Multisport
http://app.strava.com/athletes/71943

Running the Leadville 100 mile race is a daunting challenge to any racer when the finishing rate has never been above 54%. This race is especially challenging since I live in phoenix where the elevation is only a few hundred feet. The Leadville Trail run begins at 10,152’ and passes twice over 12,620’ Hope Pass. I work full time as a county attorney so spending a few weeks or even a few days to acclimatize to the higher elevation in Leadville, Colorado is out of the question. I have completed the race without suffering any sympytoms of altitude sickness for the past 4 years thanks to my Altitude Training. The system allows me a long acclimatization period while not having to miss any work.

Dan Brenden
4 time Grand Slam finisher; 3-time winner of the Last Great Racer

I’m a 60 year-old with a heavy work load and a workout plan that involves swimming, running, tennis, and weight work. Since I started IHT – one hour a day, six days a week – my work productivity is up. In addition, my workout times have fallen across the board, I’m sleeping better, my blood sugar seems to be more in control, and I do better when I have to get on airplanes. In all my years, I’ve never found one modality that has had more of an impact on my quality of life. I say give it a try and see if it works for you. The science is spot-on and there appears to be no downside

Peter Navarro
Professor, Merage School of Business, CNBC Contributor
http://peternavarro.com

The Colorado Through Race (CTR) was really challenging but I can honestly say that the altitude tent was my “secret weapon.” No altitude induced headaches at all, no edema, and when I was forced to bivy due to weather at 12.5k ft I didn’t even notice the altitude while trying to sleep. Additionally the high point of the trip hit 13,200 ft. and I was powering, again outrunning a lightning storm above treeline, and wasn’t suffering like I have in the past at altitude when trying to hammer

Jason

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