Friday, October 19, 2007

Hypoxic chamber training

If you've got any interest in exercise physiology, you're probably come across articles about athletes training at high altitudes. One method of training that mimics this is the use of hypoxic chambers. Not to be confused with hyperbaric chambers which increase the amount of oxygen in a sealed area to aid injury recovery, hypoxic chambers simulates conditions high above sea level.

Boston Globe sports columnist Shira Springer, an avid runner, wrote two fantastic articles in today's paper that are worth checking out. The direct links are as follows:

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