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Science of Altitude

When the body is exposed to elevation, physically the brain and other organs systems respond almost immediately by increasing erythropoietin, a hormone that stimulates red blood cell production. After about a week, the rise in haemoglobin increases to the point it can actually improve performance for a short period of time when the athlete returns back to new sea level. Longer periods of training and living at high altitude will improve the oxygen-carrying capacity of the athlete’s blood even more.

Altitude is used to further enhance exercise performance at sea level or to acclimatise to competition at altitude. The fundamental theory behind altitude training is simple; that is, by exposing an athlete to an environment that is low in oxygen, the body will eventually adapt to this stress and improve its efficiency at transporting and using oxygen.

Dr. Hakim Chalabi
Assistant Director General
For International Medical Affairs

Advantages of Simulated Altitude Training

  • Higher red blood cells concentration
  • Improves endurance and performance
  • Healthier respiratory system
  • Effects stay longer
  • Comfortable

Custom Made

All Altitude equipments can be custom made to your requirements. An Altitude studio will require the following units:

  • Hypoxic generator
  • Hypoxic reservoir tank
  • Refrigerated dryer
  • Air compressor
  • Control and monitoring system
  • Ducting
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