Altitude Training

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What is Simulated Altitude Training (SAT)?

The goal of altitude training is to elicit a change in your blood oxygen saturation (SaO2) levels. This will lead to certain physiological responses. Normally, we all have a SaO2 of between 96%-100% when we are at sea level (the O2 concentration of sea-level air is about 20.9%). However, when you breathe low-oxygen air your blood oxygen saturation levels drop which causes the body to cope with reduced oxygen availability. These adaptations are the goals of altitude training.

Types of altitude training:

Passive intermittent hypoxic training (IHT) involves sitting and breathing reduced oxygen air.

Active training in simulated altitude requires equipment that can generate enough airflow of reduced O2 air to enable a person to breathe properly while exercising. Mask or chamber based systems are the two main ways of doing this.

Benefits of Simulated Altitude Training:

  • Pre-Acclimatisation for trekkers/mountaineers
  • Improved Body Composition
  • Enhanced Physical Performance
  • Physiological Adaptations
  • Weight Loss
  • Psychological Benefits
  • Time Efficient Training

What type of simulated altitude training do I use?

I use a Gym Chamber System at Snap Fitness Camberwell.

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Gym Chamber System

Simulated altitude gym chambers are an active low oxygenated (hypoxic) training room converted to a simulated altitude environment. Low oxygen air to the chamber is supplied by hypoxic unit and generator combinations. The gym chamber l use will be operated at altitudes equivalent to 3400m or 14% oxygen.

Gym Chamber System

Assessment Protocols
Each client who wants to start altitude training with me must go through a medical screening process. If the client is suitable the client will then be base-line tested to determine how they respond to low oxygen environments. The baseline test is used to plan the starting oxygen percentages and exercise intensity for training with the mask-based system.

Accreditation
I am a qualified Level 2 ATS (Altitude Technology Solutions) Simulated Altitude Instructor.

Altitude Packages (Gym Chamber System)

Please talk to me about Snap Fitness Altitude membership packages to meet your specific needs.

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Locations:
Chamber Based Altitude Training
Snap Fitness, Camberwell
1st Floor, 6-8 Prospect Hill Road,

Camberwell
Victoria, 3124

If you would like more information regarding Simulated Altitude Training please email me at info@cheriehorne.com or call my mobile: 0407362598