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The 3 Methods of Altitude Training

  • Man exercising on elliptical while wearing a altitude training mask

    Exercising at Altitude

    Intermittent Hypoxic Training (IHT)

    The Benefits

    IHT enhances both aerobic and anaerobic performance, leading to increased speed, power and faster recovery time.

    Who It’s For

    Athletes wanting to improve their performance, mountaineers training for high altitude expeditions, and anyone wanting to improve their fitness.

    How It’s Performed

    By exercising in an attitude chamber, or while wearing a training mask attached to a Hypoxico altitude generator.

  • Woman laying in bed inside an altitude tent

    Sleeping at Altitude

    Prolonged Hypoxic Exposure (PHE)

    The Benefits

    PHE is very effective for pre-acclimatizing to high altitude, as well as an excellent method of improving endurance through a "Live high, train low" routine.

    Who It’s For

    Mountaineers planning a rapid ascent, athletes wanting to improve their performance, and anyone travelling to high altitude locations.

    How It’s Performed

    By sleeping in an altitude tent attached to a Hypoxico altitude generator, or in a bedroom converted to an altitude chamber.

  • Woman wearing altitude training mask

    Alternating Altitude

    Intermittent Hypoxic Exposure (IHE)

    The Benefits

    IHE improves wellness, aids in certain therapies, and allows athletes to improve their performance, even while injured.

    Who It’s For

    Anyone - injured or healthy - wanting to gain the health and performance benefits of altitude training.

    How It’s Performed

    By holding a training mask attached to a Hypoxico generator, and then alternating between placing the mask on and off at timed intervals.

Depending on your goals, it may be beneficial to combine two or more of these methods as part of your training program.

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Included with each Hypoxico system is our detailed training literature based on decades of evidence-based research. This will help guide you towards effectively incorporating altitude into your training program.

You'll also have access to our team of professional athletes and experts to answer any questions you have.

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