Elevate features the first high altitude training center in the Midwest. Whether you are a runner, swimmer, climber, or another endurance athlete, this way of training will give you the edge you need to beat your competition and reach all your competitive goals. No longer do you need to travel to Colorado for altitude training. Elevate is bringing it to you in the comforts of your community!
Let’s start by busting some myths about Altitude Training
I might pass out. Altitude training can be intense, but if you feel light-headed just step out of the room.
It’s only for elite athletes. Wrong! The benefits of altitude training included weight loss from 30% higher caloric burn, recovery from injury, and cardiovascular endurance.
I have to wear a mask on my face. Nope! The entire room is altitude with no masks needed.
Why Train at Altitude?
Training at altitude can produce a number of positive responses in your body for both endurance and strength. Tissue adaptation can occur in as few as 4 weeks of training improving time to exhaustion and power output. Training in hypoxic environments can improve your VO2 Max, metabolism, calorie burning and blood buffering system.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO NOTICE THE EFFECTS OF TRAINING AT ALTITUDE?
Starting with your first workout in the altitude training room, your body will start responding to the training stimulus. Significant effects of altitude training can be seen in as little as 10 days, but are more commonly noticeable after 4 weeks of training in altitude.
WILL YOU OFFER A TRIAL CLASS OR SESSION?
We welcome you to have a free trial of our High Altitude Training Room . Please call our office to schedule a time.
BENEFITS OF OFF-SEASON HIGH ALTITUDE TRAINING?
Controlled environments let you focus on your weaknesses: Winter is the time to work on whatever’s holding you back from the next level. Not having a race schedule allows you to build training blocks and choose training workouts with these goals in mind. Running or cycling workouts using treadmills and indoor trainers are great ways to target exactly what you need to improve on.
Hit April with a spring in your step.
Nothing feels worse than sitting on your couch for several months, then have to dedicate the first 6-12 weeks of training to just base build. Training just 2-3x/week in altitude can put a spring in your step and get you more than ready for your season.
ALTITUDE TRAINING ROOMS- The Evolution
Altitude training has been around since the 1968 Mexico Olympics (7,000 feet). Despite its long history, it remains relatively unknown. This is because altitude training has been used only exclusively by the pros, and only recently has the technology become more accessible to everyday athletes.
Why Does Altitude Training Work?
In short, altitude training improves our body’s ability to efficiently carry and deliver oxygen from the lungs to the blood to the working muscles needed for performance. Because oxygen availability is critical for our body’s ability to perform, improving the body’s capacity to carry and utilize oxygen is significantly correlated with improved performance. In sports of all varieties, the key-limiting factor to success is the athlete’s ability to carry and metabolize oxygen in the course of competition. Because oxygen is the primary source of energy production for human cells, exposure to altitude or hypoxia (reduced oxygen levels) introduces a new challenge that the body must confront and adapt to in order to maintain homeostasis. Under a state of hypoxia, the body strives to produce the required amounts of energy with less oxygen available. The body’s most basic physiological response to lack of oxygen is an increase in EPO (erythropoietin) and a resultant increase in red blood cells. Red Blood Cells deliver oxygen to our working muscles and thus the increased RBCs leads to improved performance. Some of the most noteworthy scientifically backed research indicates:
- Improved Performance
- Improved aerobic fitness
- Increased strength
- Pre-acclimation to high altitude locations such as skiing in Colorado
- Accelerated recovery and return from injuries
- Maintenance of fitness while injured
- Increased fat loss
- Increased heart health
- Appetite Suppresion