Elevation Training masks, also known as altitude masks, (Not same as ETM), yet have become increasingly popular among athletes and fitness enthusiasts in recent years. The devices that simulate high altitude training by going to altitude are different than restricting the amount of intake air readily available to the user, which can provide several benefits for overall health, fitness and performance.
One of the main benefits of using the Elevation Training Mask is that it can improve RESPIRATORY COMPENSATION THRESHOLD (RCT) RCT is the boundary between high intensity activity and severe intensity exertion. Under normal conditions the bodies drive to breathe is based on carbon dioxide levels in the blood. When RCT is reached, the bodies drive to breathe is driven by lactate levels. This causes very heavy respiration and signifies a transition point in which fatigue starts to overcome the body’s ability to sustain exercise intensity. TrainingMask® increases RCT which allows the body to generate incrementally more effort before the point of exhaustion is reached. and endurance.
Another benefit of training with a mask is that it can improve cardiovascular health. The increased demand for oxygen placed on the body during training can lead to increased blood flow, which can help to lower blood pressure and improve heart health. In addition, by training in this way the body will have increased oxygen delivery to the muscles, which can lead to better performance and faster recovery. A study by (ACE) American Council on Exercise shows there was an increase int (VT) Ventilatory Threshold. (VT) is the point during an activity in which breathing volume becomes insufficient to meet the oxygen demands of the body during exertion. TrainingMask® has been shown to increase Ventilatory Threshold giving you access to more activity capacity during exertion.
Using a training mask can also help to increase your overall fitness level by Increasing the power output at ventilatory threshold. In normal conditions if you need more oxygen, you can breathe harder to get more to the working muscles. VT (Ventilatory Threshold) is the juncture during a workout breathing can no longer match the oxygen demands of the body during exertion. TrainingMask has been shown to increase the amount of power you can produce while at VT keeping your breathing power stronger for longer.
Resistance provided by the Elevation Training Mask will make your workout more challenging, which in turn can help to improve your intercostal muscle strength thus improving endurance. It has also been shown in a clinical study by (UNT)to stimulate the production of human growth hormone which is important for muscle growth and repair. The Clinical Study from (UNT) Specifically showed that Serum of growth hormone concentrations after exercise were significantly higher in the hypoxic group than in the normoxic group on both the first and last training sessions. These findings suggest that hypoxic resistance training elicits more muscle hypertrophy associated with a higher growth hormone secretion.
To get the most out of your Elevation Training Mask, it's important to use it consistently and gradually increase the level of resistance as your body adapts. It's also a good idea to pair your training mask with a regular cardio or endurance training program, as this will help to maximize the benefits that you receive from using the Elevation Training mask.
In conclusion, the Elevation Training Masks has proven it can be a valuable tool for athletes and fitness enthusiasts looking to improve their endurance, lung capacity and overall fitness. However, it's important to use them safely and under the guidance of a doctor or trainer. With consistent use, a training mask can help you reach your fitness goals and improve your overall health.