" England to use high altitude tents… in preparation for World Cup. ",
ESPN.com… April 14, 2010
England players are set to sleep in special altitude tents in preparation for this summer’s World Cup.
The Daily Mail reports that, following extensive tests on the squad, it has emerged that a number of players would benefit from the technology to help acclimatise to the high altitudes in South Africa.
The Altitude Centre in London declined to comment on England’s preparations when contacted by Soccernet, but it is understood the company has monitored members of the squad during international duty.
" I've started sleeping in an altitude tent! ",
By Jermain Defoe
These days my nights feel as though I am sleeping in the mountains.
That’s because I have bought myself an altitude chamber to help with my hamstring injury.
I sleep in there when I am not playing so that when I do come back my fitness is really good.
The tent is over my bed so when I go sleep, like I said, it feels as though I am sleeping in the mountains. There is less oxygen in there.
When I come back playing, I effectively return to sea level and when I run my recovery is quicker.
Lance Armstrong and all the top cyclists use the same thing. In fact Lance has been doing it for years.
" The Ireland Rugby Team ",
The Ireland Rugby Team: Lions Squad Altitude Training At Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, 2009. Strength and conditioning with altitude training masks and chambers.
" Hypoxico Featured in Men’s Fitness Magazine!! ",
mensfitness.com July 2009.
As Dan Puder, an MMA fighter, shadowboxes in a sealed room at the Fortune gym on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, a small machine whirs in the corner, steadily sucking oxygen out of the air. That little contraption makes his body think it’s working out at 12,000 feet above sea level, so it starts manufacturing extra red blood cells to carry what little oxygen there is to his muscles. By the time Puder’s done, his body has developed so much extra oxygen capacity that when he walks out of the gym and into the afternoon sunshine, he’s taking in 20% more oxygen than just about anyone else on the street. “It’s crazy” he says. “I feel like Superman?’
Puder is among a growing legion of athletes singing the praises of hypoxic training, which simulates high altitudes in controlled environments.
" The return of Raul... high-altitude conditions. ",
ESPN.com December 6, 2007
The return of Raul. Real Madrid...
It seemed as if Raul had aged prematurely on the field -- so what's the reason for the turnaround?
Apparently, Raul has a new off-field training regimen which consists of ice baths and sleeping at high altitude.
Spanish media recently reported that the 30-year-old striker has converted his bedroom into a hypoxic chamber which simulates high-altitude conditions.
The practice reputedly increases the number of oxygen-rich red blood cells in the body. Benefits include an increase in endurance and reduction of fatigue. Somebody in L.A. should alert Galaxy GM Alexi Lalas and have the team install one in Clint Mathis' new digs. If ever there was a prime candidate for a U.S. player who could still produce if he ever got his physique back to something resembling a professional soccer player, it would be Mathis.
"Alternative Altitude Training ",
swimnetwork.com May 27, 2008.
Swimming at altitude is a well known weapon in the elite swimmers' training arsenal. It typically means leaving home for a facility thousands of feet above sea level. But how about bringing the altitude home instead?
... Hypoxico Altitude Training Systems lists Ed Moses and Roland Schoeman as swimmers ...
"Penn Coach says, "BJ is training like a mad man" ",
insidefighting.com May 20, 2008.
Rudy Valentino (left)is UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn's (right)head coach and says the fighter has a renewed work ethic.
... Penn’s conditioning program has a functional emphasis to it and he’s also gone as far as doing regular altitude training with Hypoxico
equipment to assure that he won’t tire against the perpetual motion machine that is the former champion Sherk. Penn may have initially gained a reputation for his prodigious talent but Valentino feels that BJ‘s work rate has finally caught up with his natural ability. ...
"Mailbag: Fighters find new ways to gain edge ",
mmamania.com April 2, 2008.
... Penn, who trains at sea level at his home in Hilo, Hawaii, is one of an increasing number of fighters who are using science to try to help improve the critical aspect of conditioning in their games.
Fighters are sleeping in hypoxic chambers and training with a mask and tubing that helps to simulate training at altitude. ...
"Live High, Train Low: Altitude Training Systems to make difference at UFC Fight Night 13? ",
mmamania.com April 2, 2008.
When Kenny Florian and Joe Lauzon meet tonight at the Broomfield Event Center for the UFC Fight Night 13 main event, there just might be one area where Lauzon has the edge: An ability to adjust to the change in altitude in the “Mile High City.”
That’s because Lauzon has been using an altitude training system. ...
"Hardcore Championship Fighting Sold ",
sherdog.com March 25, 2008.
... Another thing that Alessio is trying for this bout involves technology. A company called Hypoxico that produces high-altitude training systems recently began to sponsor him.
"I've been sleeping in that at about 10,000 feet and training at Vegas level, and my conditioning has been the best it's ever been," Alessio said. ...
"Alessio: Future WEC Champ or Just Another Contender?",
wec.tv March 22, 2008.
... Alessio has added a major tool to his training regimen. He's the latest pro athlete to sleep in a hypoxic chamber. Basically, he said, the tent-like device in his bedroom allows him to sleep as if at 10,000 feet altitude -- though really, in the Las Vegas area where he lives, the altitude is 2,000 feet or so.
"Breathing Thin Air ",
New York ABC Channel 7 News 14 Nov, 2005.
Why in the world would anyone wan tot deprive themselves of oxygen, the element that keeps us all alive...Well it turns out lots of people do deprive themselves, particularly athletes that want to get in shape. Lauren Glassberg reports.
"Nosebleed Dept. Rare Air",
The New Yorker 24 Oct, 2005.
There isn’t much a guy can do to improve his physical fitness while sitting all day at a desk, except maybe to squeeze a rubber ball, jiggle a leg, or eat a lot of bananas. This was the problem that confronted Richard Wiese, the president of the Explorers Club, as he planned an expedition to climb a pair of volcanoes in Mexico. His biggest obstacle would be the altitude (the volcanoes, Orizaba and Iztaccíhuatl, are, respectively, 18,700 and 17,343 feet above sea level), and the fact that he would have very little time to become acclimated to it. Even seasoned climbers need weeks to get used to the thin air. Wiese, experienced as a mountaineer but encumbered by a nine-to-five job, would have merely days.
His solution, the fruit of some Internet poking around, was to have an altitude chamber installed in his office, on the third floor of the club’s headquarters, a Tudor-style mansion on the Upper East Side. The chamber, made by a company called Hypoxico, is a transparent plastic box, nine feet by six feet by seven feet—the size of a walk-in
"Wiese explores new concept of doing time",
Explorers Web - MountEverest.net September 29 2005
"The leading maker of simulated altitude training technology, has done its first-ever private office installation at Explorers Club in New York City. Earlier this month, Hypoxico installed one of its patented altitude chambers in the Manhattan office of the President of The Explorers Club, Richard C. Wiese. Richard is using the technology to train for an October climb in Mexico."
"AIR SUPPLY - Oxygen Equals Fuel: Presenting four O2 boosters to help you suck more wind."
National Geographic Adventure, March 2005
"THE BIG IDEA: By administering periodic blasts of low-O2 air, IHT teaches your body to adapt more quickly to oxygen-deprived environments. This of it as high-altitude training without the altitude."
Loneliness of the Long-Distance Walker,
Runners World November 2004
“In prepping for his final Olympics, Curt
Clausen never let up. He slept in a tent that simulated
a low-oxygen setting so as to gain high altitude
High – Hypoxic Tent System,
Adventure Sports Magazine, October 2003
“For many professional athletes and elite
amateurs, reaping the benefits of altitude has
often meant disrupting part of their lives by
relocating to a training camp in Colorado or taking
even more time off work to acclimatize prior to
an event. Hypoxico’s Hypoxic Tent System
(HTS) is designed to give athletes all the physiological
benefits of sleeping at altitude without the hassle.”
Sleep High, Train Low, Current Science Magazine,
”Suzy Favor Hamilton held the world’s
records in the women’s 1,500-, 3,000-, and
5,000-meter races. Now she is dreaming of Olympic
medals. And where this 32-year-old speed demon
sleeps could make those dreams reality. Favor
Hamilton sleeps in a hypoxic tent.”
San Diego Tribune, September 2001
“The list of athletes utilizing altitude
tents is impressive. Among them are: three-time
Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong; swimming
world record holder Ed Moses; Carlsbad resident
and Olympic triathlon silver medalist Michellie
Jones; Chula Vista’s Curt Clausen, holder
of seven American race walking records; track
star Suzy Favor Hamilton, the second-fastest American
woman in the 1,500 meters.” (Pic “202
- sleep to win text”, Pic “203 - sleep
to win pic”, Link to PDF “204 - Sleep
to Win, SDT”)
Moses Trains in his sleep,
USA Today July 2001
“Every night Ed Moses sleeps at 9,000 feet.
He is the USA's best breaststroker, the defending
Olympic silver medalist and former world record holder
(1 minute, 0.29 seconds) at 100 meters. His mountain
is a tent system he has set up around a double
bed in his basement bedroom. He can mimic thin,
thinner and thinnest air while he sleeps and then
train at near sea level with his hometown coach,
Pete Morgan, at a swimming pool a few miles away.”
Talk: Lance may be going to great heights to avoid
doping, Velo News July 2001
“Everyone wants to know what Lance Armstrong
is doing to make him so much faster than Jan Ullrich
and the rest. I have gone into some of the myriad
details the Texan phenom pursues to gain a legal
advantage, and I think they are extremely important,
especially when they are considered as a whole.
But one thing that Armstrong revealed during his
press conference on the rest day in Pau that could
make an enormous difference -- in and of itself
-- is his use of an altitude-simulating tent.”
retires to an oxygen tent - without Posh,
Weekly Telegraph April 2002
“DAVID BECKHAM has been told to lie back
and think of England. The national team captain
has left his marital bed to sleep in an oxygen
tent on his floor in an attempt to help his recovery
in time for the World Cup. The Manchester United
midfielder… has been advised that sleeping
in a sealed, low-oxygen environment, which simulates
the effect of high altitude, will help maintain
his fitness while his injury heals.”
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