Hypoxic and Altitude Training

author : Coach AJ
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Altitude training has become a hot topic to increase performance. Since not every athlete can simply relocate to an altitude environment the next question is how can altitude training be simulated?

Member question from YZRM1-R6

"My question is a general training question with regards to hypoxic training (in order to mimic high altitude training) and whether or not any benefits can be achieved by simulating it. 

There are a lot of athletes living and training at high altitude in an attempt to make there body utilize oxygen more efficiently.  But for those of us at close to sea level, are there ways to simulate this?  And if there are, what are some (hopefully inexpensive) means of doing so?

I've heard of doing trainer/treadmill sessions with a snorkel or dust mask, but not sure if this achieves the same result.  If in fact it does, is it worth mixing up some hypoxic workouts into the normal routine of training?"

Answer from Coach AJ
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Altitude training has become a hot topic among endurance athletes looking for that next level of performance. [.....]

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date: September 21, 2010

Coach AJ

USAT Level 1 Coach
"My coaching philosophy can be summed up in two words: listening and balance. By combining these two elements I feel I can help each athlete achieve their full potential."

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USAT Level 1 Coach
"My coaching philosophy can be summed up in two words: listening and balance. By combining these two elements I feel I can help each athlete achieve their full potential."

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