A recently published study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that Intermittent Hypoxic Training (IHT) helped improve running performance.

The study took a group of 12 elite runners and trained them in both continual hypoxia and then IHT for eight weeks.

After training in IHT conditions the researchers found that during sub maximal exercise, the runners’ heart rate decreased. Sub maximal work is working at less than 85 per cent of your heart rate (as shown on our stats screen in the chamber). A decreased heart rate during sub maximal work is a positive training response, indicating that your cardiovascular fitness has increased.

The study also found that time to limit-of-tolerance (the point at which you can’t work any harder) increased after IHT training, therefore the runners were able to run for longer before having to stop.

How does this help you? Well, our hypoxic sessions are designed to produce such training effects as found in this study. If you’d like to talk more about how the stats and reports work, or find out more about improving your running performance, talk to one of our team.