The Altitude Centre Built a bespoke inflatable 6m x 6m fighting ring to enable British Taekwondo to train at simulated altitude, replicating the conditioning for their upcoming World Championships in Puebla, Mexico at a height of 7091 feet (2149 m).

The chamber was powered by a portable simulated altitude air generator which was capable of achieving altitudes above that of the competition. This chamber is the largest portable unit in the UK and enables the athletes to perform high intensity sparing inside the reduced oxygen enclosure. The athletes were also supplied with our portable generators to use in the home where they slept at altitude. the combination of sleeping at altitude and performing some high intensity workouts at simulated altitude is known to be the most powerful method for acclimatisation and boosting performance.

Links to two articles can be found here:

    Wales Online 26 Jun 2013
    Jade Jones ready for Mexico challenge

    Why Wales’ Olympic taekwondo champion is having sleepless nightsJade Jones ready for Mexico challenge.
    Link to article.

    The Observer 23 June 2013
    London 2012: British Olympians on the highs and lows of life after the Games

    Last summer, Team GB won 29 golds in the Olympics and 34 in the Paralympics and one year on, the names of Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis are still on everyone’s lips. But what happened to the teams’ other athletes – why is one qualifying as an accountant and another still feeling bruised?
    Link to article.