In a nut shell
Altitude training is more effective than training at sea level, the science proves it. Get improvements in speed and endurance unobtainable from any other form of training. We and our partners have developed training methodologies that are effective and based around a 30min 3 x week schedule, so as to fit into your current routine.
We measure your body composition, then your health and performance data as a benchmark, take into account your personal health or fitness goals, then prescribe a routine that replicates the scientific study that is relevant to your objectives. You will benefit from the science, and you will also further the science.
Oxygen represents 20% of air at sea level, the higher you go skyward the less oxygen is present in the atmosphere, 15% at 3500m and 10% at 5000m.
At high altitudes, physical exertion, and cognitive function becomes more and more difficult, as your blood oxygen levels lower. The human body possesses an incredible ability to adapt to these conditions.
Arguably the most famous high altitude dwelling population are the Himalayan Sherpa, who are so well adapted to high altitude life, that they can happily go about life at 5000m meters elevation, while foreigners suffer impairments ranging from extreme fatigue to full blown altitude sickness.
Simulated altitude training involves the use of a special air exchange system that lowers the oxygen levels in a room to safely simulate being at high altitude.
Our altitude room accommodates up to 10 people and eliminates the need for altitude face masks. Exposure to and training at simulated high altitude can result in number of incredible health and performance benefits depending on how training is conducted in the hypoxic environment.
We have amassed a growing body of research demonstrating how simulated altitude training can produce superior results to sea level training for;
IMPROVED ENDURANCE. Increased V02 max and lactate threshold, thus improving endurance. (See Cuba et al 2011, Rodriguez 1999, Katayama 2003, Roels 2015.)
IMPROVED STRENGTH AND INCREASED MUSCLE MASS (HYPERTROPHY.) Faster and more significant strength and muscle gains over sea level training group. (See Nishimura 2010)
ENHANCED SPRINT CAPACITY AND POWER OUTPUT. Enhanced maximal aerobic power over sea level training subjects. (See Meeuwson 2001, Hendrickson 2003.) Repeat sprint ability increase by 38% in elite cyclists. (See Faiss et al. 2013.) Improved sprint speed in runners. (Galvin 2013.
-BODY COMPOSITION. Increase metabolism and decreased fat mass. Burn fat more quickly and increase your metabolism. (See Haufe 2018.) Increase lean muscle mass. (See Chia et al. 2014.) Note: There is ongoing, highy classified, research into the potential for Sim’ Alt’ training to reverse Type 2 Diabetes, results so far have been very promising.
-ALTITUDE ACCLIMATISATION. Assists with acclimatisation prior to mountaineering or trekking, allowing for safer and faster ascents.
-RESPIROATORY CONDITIONS. Studies have shown that simulated altitude training can improve lung efficiency for some individuals with respiratory disorders, such as asthma. (See Ehrenburg IV, Kordykinskaya II. Effectiveness of the use of intermittent normobaric hypoxia in treatment of chronic obstructive lung diseases.)
-PERCEPTION OF EFFORT. Training in simulated altitude is more mentally and physically challenging than sea level training, which can make living, training or competing at sea level feel less laborious by comparison. This can result in a number of performance or productivity improvements.
With our equipment we can simulate 2500m and up to 5000m of elevation without the need to leave the city, keep in mind that Mt Cook/Aoraki, NZ’s highest peak, is only 3724m.
This system has never before been available to the general public in New Zealand.
We have robust safety policies and procedures and proven hypoxication equipment and only wish for you to achieve your goals safety, ethically and efficiently.