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What the Hell is this showtime?

Postby Chops » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:00 pm

http://www.hypoxico.com/home_sleep.htm

Does anyone use annything like this?

Does it help?

I understand the theory behind it, but surely if you were sleeping like this most nights, you'd end up fairly buggered?
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Re: What the Hell is this s***?

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:04 pm

Sleep high,train low...works for some (apparently)...not for others.
Yes very tiring...you don't do it every night.Say a block for 2 or 3 weeks then recover for a week or so before an event (apparently).
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Re: What the Hell is this s***?

Postby sogood » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:30 pm

Many many people live at altitude, so clearly people can just live in those cocoons 24/7. But unless they are at the prof level, that's a pretty desperate measure.
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Re: What the Hell is this s***?

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:37 pm

Very true...but if you lived in Salt Lake or Bogota you probably wouldn't bother buying one.
It seems that athletes who live at altitude do well in events at altitude where as the ones who live closer to sea level struggle sometimes with going high.But when racing at closer sea level things are pretty even.
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Re: What the Hell is this s***?

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:43 pm

Developed by australian sports physiologists. Prior to this, elite athletes had to have access to great fixed and expensive hyperbaric chambers or some such. Otr live in places thay did not want to.
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Re: What the Hell is this s***?

Postby PortableDave » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:57 pm

Just build one like Floyd: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUYok77mMCk
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Re: What the Hell is this s***?

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:51 am

Most have used them as an excuse to cover the real reason their hemocrit has risen so much...funnily you don't hear talk of them so much anymore :roll: .
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Re: What the Hell is this s***?

Postby Bioathletic » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:59 pm

Toolonglegs has it right though - altitude training (or simulated altitude) only provides benefit for races conducted at altitude. It provides little benefit for races at sea level (or so the current research says anyway!)

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Re: What the Hell is this s***?

Postby Chops » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:17 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Most have used them as an excuse to cover the real reason their hemocrit has risen so much...funnily you don't hear talk of them so much anymore :roll: .


Why's that?

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Re: What the Hell is this s***?

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:18 am

...and funnily enough Enrico Rossi has been popped this week for having a "tent" in Italy.
Yes Rossi...brother of The Cobra's ex wife who was popped for CERA but got off because the 2nd sample tested negative (it had traces of CERA...just not enough for a positive).
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