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Old 06-04-2008, 03:44 PM   #11
Robert Gonzalez
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Re: Oxygen deprivation training

Pushups, situps, flutterkicks and the like while holding breath I believe to be okay. But, take pullups, KB work, thrusters, etc.; if you mess up and pass out what's gonna happen to all that weight. Most likely, it'll end up on top of you or worse, hitting someone else.

I guess my suggestion is to just be smart about it.
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:56 PM   #12
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Re: Oxygen deprivation training

OK, that was rough.

I rowed 1000m and 1500m, breathing only through my nose. The end of the 1k was starting to get a little sketchy, but the 1500m was really bad. I have trouble breathing through my nose anyway (chronic rhinitis), so by the time I hit the last 500m I was fighting really hard. I still think it's helpful, but not an all the time thing.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:21 PM   #13
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Re: Oxygen deprivation training

Asthma, snorkel...

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Old 06-04-2008, 09:12 PM   #14
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Re: Oxygen deprivation training

I'm pretty skeptical as to the value of hypoxic training.

I think living at a high altitude while training at high altitude is useful because over the course of weeks the body will adapt to the conditions. I also think living at altitude, going to lower altitude to train, and returning to high altitude is even better. But living at a low altitude and only impeding oxygen intake while training is pretty questionable to me. It seems like it impedes performance and technique too much and I can't picture there being much of a beneficial training adaptation from it. The only people I can see such a thing being useful for are firefighters or those in a similar line of work. Does anyone have any research on this type of hypoxic training?
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