The holidays on which good food was eaten are over! The new year is here, and it quickly becomes clear that suddenly here and there is more body fat.
At least I felt that way. Of course the training is already in full swing again, and they are working hard on the summer figure, but now it was time to try something new again.
Looking for a possibility to make the training a bit more intensive I stumbled across the Elevation Training Mask 2.0 (costs: about 50,- EUR) on the internet.
Table of contents:
- Elevation Training Mask: Fabrication and appearance
- Elevation Training Mask: Functionality and usefulness
- Workout with Elevation Training Mask
Elevation Training Mask: Fabrication and appearance
The training mask is of very high quality workmanship (you can expect it at this price), fits perfectly, and comes with an additional strap and exchangeable valves. The optional strap ensures a secure fit of the mask, for example when jogging, skipping or other exercises where the mask could slip.
The supplied valves are used to regulate the air supply. More openings let more air through, and fewer openings let less air through. According to the manufacturer, this allows you to simulate training in the mountains, with settings ranging from 3,000 feet (approx. 900 meters altitude; 2x4 open) to 15,000 feet (approx. 4,500 meters; 2x1 open + inner membrane flipped).
The Elevation Training Mask 2.0 is lightweight and in no way obstructs the training or the field of vision. Admittedly, it does look a bit strange when you wear the mask. Whether you go jogging in public in the Darth Vader look is up to you 😉
Elevation Training Mask: Functionality and usefulness
The reduced air supply (2 inlet valves, 1 outlet valve) should make training as in the mountains possible. Besides the effect that a training unit of 20 minutes with mask is at least as challenging as a unit of one hour without mask, the reduced oxygen supply should increase the number of red blood cells in the blood or have a higher density.
Furthermore the breathing is trained. Due to the resistance during breathing, which results from wearing the mask, the lung volume should also increase (that is why the Elevation Mask is also called Resistance Mask ). The normal training without a mask should also become easier, at least according to theory. 🙂
Workout with Elevation Training Mask
I will continue to use the training mask 1-2 times a week in addition to the "normal" training, because one thing I can definitely say already now, the training with the mask is even in the simplest setting (valves 2x4 open) really much harder than without, so that new training stimuli can be set for me in any case. Sore muscles guaranteed! Here are a few tips for faster regeneration of the corresponding muscle groups.
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