What is this program's focus?
- Preparation for trekking, mountaineering and skiing
- Training for events and competition
- Weight loss
- General health and fitness
- Injury recovery & rehabilitation
Due to the reduced oxygen in the atmosphere, consistently training at altitude stimulates physiological, metabolic and hormonal responses to increase the body's oxygen carrying capacity, leading to fitness increases. Further to this, repeated exposure to a simulated altitude environment is an effective way to pre-acclimatise to the low oxygen and physical demands experienced in real high altitude settings (Climbing / Trekking).
Read more about the Hypoxia Chamber and Altitude Training here
What outcomes can I expect?
- A head start when going to altitude
- Overall improved performance
- Decreased risk of AMS (altitude mountain sickness) including HACE & HAPE
- Improved oxygen uptake
- Enhanced power output and speed
- Improved strength and endurance
- Increased exercise-till-exhaustion (ETE) time
- Reduced recovery time after exertion
- Decreased resting heart-rate and blood pressure
- Maintenance of cardiovascular fitness when injured
- Diminished overall fatigue
- Enhanced glycogen metabolism at an increased rate
- Boosted production of Erythropoietin Hormone (EPO), stimulating production of new red blood cells.
- New blood capillary growth
- Increased ability to buffer lactic acid
- Strengthened immune system
- Improved anti-oxidant balance
- Enhanced fat metabolism