INTERMITTENT HYPOXIC TRAINING (IHT)

WHAT YOU DO

Simulate high altitude training to accelerate energy production without breaking a sweat.

HOW YOU FEEL

ENERGIZED : Invigorated to take on the day, like you completed a two-hour workout in just one session.

 

The Mexico City Olympic Games in 1968 created some very odd results. Endurance events produced results far below the normal while anaerobic sprint events produced all sorts of record-breaking times. In the wake of the Mexico City Olympics, sports scientists became fascinated with the study of the one thing that made the Mexico City games different: altitude. Mexico City is at a height of 2,240 meters (7,349 ft). At that height, the air is much thinner and there is much less oxygen available.

That environmental change has significant physiological effects. If your body has not had a chance to adapt to altitude then a sudden rise in altitude makes it difficult for you to get the oxygen your body needs. However, over the longer term, the low oxygen conditions at altitude forced your body to adapt. A wide range of physiological changes occurs to cope with the low oxygen environment from increasing red blood cell count to increasing the number of capillaries that carry that blood throughout your body.

    For decades, top-level athletes have used the environment of altitude to force their body to make the physiological changes to increase their aerobic capacity. The Rewire Project in Santa Monica brings those benefits to you at whatever altitude you find yourself at from our simple breathing exercises to more sophisticated systems like IHT (intermittent hypoxic training) and altitude tents that allow you to control the oxygen level in your environment to bring about the adaptations in your body that will allow you to thrive.

Research
Intermittent hypoxic training for 6 weeks in 3000 m hypobaric hypoxia conditions enhances exercise economy and aerobic exercise performance in moderately trained swimmers
 - Park, H., Shin, C. & Lim, K.
The Effect of Natural or Simulated Altitude Training on High-Intensity Intermittent Running Performance in Team-Sport Athletes: A Meta-Analysis. 
 - Hamlin, M., Lizamore, C. A., Hopkin, G.​

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