Altitude mask: Does it works?
Before you know the difference between a normal mask and an altitude mask, you need to know what they are.
A mask is a nothing but a piece of material normally worn on the face, typically for protection, performance, or entertainment. Each mask has its own purpose. For example, Dust masks are used for protecting ourselves from dust particles whereas Altitude training masks are used to improve our performance.
To make it simpler, altitude mask or elevation mask are facial masks worn to limit the intake of air during breathing. Their ostensible purpose is to strengthen the respiratory musculature by making it work harder.
Does work outing with a training mask make any difference when compared to work outing with an Altitude mask connected with an altitude generator?
Yes, there is a huge difference. The impact is significantly high and efficient when you work out wearing an Altitude Mask connected with an altitude generator.
Here are the Scientific facts:
Training masks don't change the partial pressure of incoming air; all they do is simply reduce the total amount of airflow to the lungs. Endurance performance is not limited by the amount of air you get; it's limited by the amount of oxygen in that air, and how you use it. If there is no change in the partial pressure of incoming air, then workout goes in vain. So, what’s the point of you purchasing a training masks when there is absolutely no benefit from them?
At high altitudes, the atmospheric pressure is reduced. The partial pressure of oxygen, or the total units of oxygen per given area, is also reduced. The air is simply thinner, which is why breathing at high altitudes is more difficult. Consequently, there's a reduced oxygenation of the blood, which leads to less oxygen being transported to and utilized by working your muscles.
Once your body is subjected to lower partial pressure at altitude (say you go from training at Venice Beach to Colorado Springs), it reacts by raising myoglobin / haemoglobin content and capillary density, thereby improving oxygen transfer to your muscles.
Since at high altitudes the air is thinner, the body responds by producing more red blood cells to raise the levels of oxygen-carrying capabilities even though you are only sitting or sleeping. The boost in your blood's oxygen will help drive you through your aerobic exercises.
Thus, Work outing with an Altitude Mask (connected with an altitude generator) will make you to feel like you are work outing at High Altitude. It helps you to ‘Live high and train low’ and vice versa.
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