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Hypoxic High Altitude Oxygen Training

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Hypoxic training, or the practice of limiting oxygen availability while training, has been used for decades to improve performance.

Training in this environment will boost the production of red blood cells and aid stamina.

The altitude training system sleep high – train low is, similar to athletes the most common method of altitude training for horses.

For horses, it is carried out by an altitude – hypoxic stall.

Oxair can customise a sea container to fit two horses

 

  • Oxygen – Levels can be monitored inside the enclosuretanker1
  • CO2 – Levels can be monitored inside the enclosure
  • Continuous flow of Hypoxic Air is flowed through the container.

System has

 

  • Rubber lined floor
  • Windows along the side
  • Oxygen / CO2 Monitoring System
  • Alarm System

Control Room

 

Fresh, clean Hypoxic Low Oxygen Air is continuously supplied to the stall, where the conditions that correspond to the selected altitude are thus created. It could be said that the stall is aerated with hypoxic air.horserace2

The increased stamina and performance will reflect in speed and stamina,

Efficient training, faster and much more efficient recovery after intensive training – regeneration and the reduced possibility of injuries after intensive training.
The altitude system for horses can have a form of an altitude stall, altitude stable or altitude chamber for a horse.

An altitude chamber could be equipped with running ergometer for horses.

The Altitude system allows for a large flow of hypoxic air, which ensures that the amounts of CO2 and ammonia are within acceptable limits.

Research has shown that in order to achieve the physiological benefits of altitude training sufficient exposure time is needed to allow the natural physiological adaptations of altitude simulation to occur.

In clinical research trials which studied the length of hypoxic exposure necessary for physiological adaptation, a minimum of 8-10 hours of hypoxia per day, delivered consecutively for 25 days was needed before the beneficial effects of altitude acclimatization were demonstrated on athletic performance.

The results conclusively demonstrate that High-low training in horses has the ability to maximize a horse’s aerobic power output levels, resulting in the ability to sustain maximal power output for longer periods of time, and recover from these efforts more quickly.

Beyond the performance enhancements seen after High-low training in horses, additional benefits of using High-low training include:

  • Reduced incidence of exertional rhabdomyolysis (because of decreased lactate production in skeletal muscles and higher aerobic thresholds)
  • Shorter training cycles needed before racing because of increased training effectiveness and shorter recovery times
  • Reduced risk of fatigue-related orthopedic injuries (bowed tendons, suspensory pulls, osteochondral fractures) because of reduced number of training days before racing, and less fatigue during high intensity training.

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