How we brought the mountains to Mosman
Whether at sea level or altitude any given volume of air is comprised of 79% nitrogen, 20.9% oxygen and 0.1% other gases.
As altitude increases the number of oxygen molecules in every litre of air drops because of the reduction in pressure. Exposing the body to this low-oxygen environment, either simulated or real causes reductions in blood oxygen saturation and this stimulates a cascade of physiological adaptations that lead to better performance and fitness gains at any level.
At Sydney Altitude Training we use the technology developed for athletes through the NSW institute of Sport. The characteristic of high altitude air that stimulates positive performance adaptations is the reduced oxygen concentration, rather than lower atmospheric pressure. De-pressurising an exercise space is not necessary and highly impractical.
The technology used at Sydney Altitude Training focuses on delivering the functional performance characteristic – low-oxygen (hypoxic) air. The 3 key steps to this process are:
- The system draws-in sea-level air and then separates and collects the primary components i.e., oxygen and nitrogen (a harmless mostly inert gas close to sea-level or above).
- The system remixes collected oxygen and nitrogen and adds more nitrogen to the mix. This extra nitrogen displaces oxygen leaving less oxygen molecules per litre of air.
- The system then sends the hypoxic air to our altitude chambers K1 and K2 to simulate low oxygen concentrations otherwise occurring only at altitude.
The complete process is regulated using communication sensors that monitor in-chamber air composition allowing us to maintain specific simulated altitude conditions like say 13.5 percent or 3,750m (1,500m higher than Mexico City – the site of the controversial 1968 Olympic Games).
If popping over to Mexico City for your altitude training is too inconvenient you can simply step through our door and climb 15 steps to our mountain by the sea.
Simulated altitude training improves athletic performance, speeds recovery, prepares people for high altitude trips and enhances overall fitness, weight loss and well-being. It is a time-efficient and scientifically based training tool that can take your fitness and performance to great heights.
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