Intermittent Hypoxic training

Altitude Training IHT and IHE

Intermittent Hypoxic Training or (or Intermittent Hypoxic Exposure IHE) includes living and training at sea level, alternated with living and training at High Altitudes, without having to go to the mountains.

Intermittent Hypoxic Training has been applied for many years to help athletes and mountaineers adapt to High Altitude. It is a proven, effective system to enhance performance with athletes, but it is also used for wellness purposes.

Intermittent Hypoxic Training (IHT)

This type of exposure is done through a mask breathing the altitude air and is also called passive (where you are sitting down). You can be reading or maybe working on your computer, or even watching something on the big screen smart TV.

Where no full Altitude room is available the system also can be used during training on a bike or treadmill.

(source: Millet et al., 2010)

  • During a specific preparation period
  • Twice a week a training session of 30-45 minutes.
  • Intensity 60-80%
  • Simulated height 2.500 to 3.000 meters, depending on SPO2 ( Oxygen saturation) levels.
  • For an even better effect next to IHT; 4 to 5 times a week three hours of IHE (Intermittent Hypoxic Exposure)

Intermittent Hypoxic Exposure (IHE)

Actively training under hypoxia (Altitude) using a treadmill or exercise bike 2-3 times per week of 1 – 1,5 hour per session is an extremely effective and time efficient way for picking up the benefits for athletic improvement and preparing for acclimatisation to altitude. 

Overall benefit:

The benefits of altitude training are for everybody, so please understand that the training protocols can be many and varied depending on if you are climbing or training for a triathlon or cycling event. Or you want to use IHT or IHE for the benefits of weight loss or reducing episodes of asthma.

Altitude training workout set

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