Sleep in one altitude tent, or 'Live High, Train Low' is the most accepted and most used technique that is used with altitude training. First introduced by Benjamin Levine and James Stray-Gundersen in 1997, this technique involves prolonged exposure to hypoxia (oxygen-depleted air) at night with physical training sessions conducted at sea level during the day. The result is that athletes are able to hematologically improve their blood levels, which is inherent in altitude training, while in the same period they can also conduct intensive training sessions, thereby improving muscle and skeletal adjustments that lead to improved speed. In simple terms, athletes can therefore improve both speed and endurance at the same time.
This method avoids problems associated with permanent residence at heights such as limited training load in the oxygen-depleted air, muscle loss, suppression of the immune system, advanced dehydration and fatigue. By using a Altitude Dream height tent, athletes can safely and effectively benefit from the most scientifically substantiated altitude training form "Live High, Train Low" and achieve the benefits associated with exposure to hypoxia.
Read the study by Levine and Gundersen here.
Case Study: Michael Phelps Olympic Training
Watch the video below to see how Michael Phelps used this technology to prepare for each of his Olympic campaigns.
3 myths about sleeping in a height tent disproved.
1. It delays recovery after strenuous training sessions.
This is simply not true. On the contrary, scientific research shows that exposure to hypoxia actually improves recovery. This is due to the body's adaptability to buffer and metabolize lactate. Hypoxia also acts as an antioxidant that has many benefits, including slowing down the aging process and reducing oxidative stress.
2. It is not comfortable.
Of course sleeping in a tent around your bed is a bit unusual. As a result, it usually takes several nights to adjust. Fortunately we have a wide range Products and we offer a suitable type of height tent for each bedroom. Once acclimatized, it often happens that users report that their sleep quality and comfort themselves have improved.
3. You must spend 12-14 hours in the height tent.
Although it is generally true that more exposure is better, very few athletes have 12-14 hours a day to spend in their height tent. Most of ours customers get the standard 7-9 hours of sleep per night and experience a significant and measurable improvement.