Has anyone tried Hypoxia "training"?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nico, May 1, 2019.

  1. Nico

    Nico Member

    When I first got sick 13 years ago, I read something by Dr. Paul Cheney. He recommended a sort of "DIY" hypoxia training.

    I've recently discovered that athletes are now starting to use hypoxia masks. I am considering buying one to try. I don't have an exact idea of how I would use it. But, thinking trying it for 5 - 10 minutes a day (2xs a day perhaps) during rest or walking to the bathroom.

    Would love to know if anyone here has tried intermittent hypoxia "training" - and whether or not it helped in any way. Either short and/or long term effects.

    I found the article. He talks about a rebreather mask, which I think has the same effect as the masks people are wearing to work out to imitate high altitude. It's an old article. Even so...?

    Last edited: May 1, 2019
  2. Not dead yet!

    Not dead yet! Well-Known Member

    I haven't tried this. I'll be interested to know if it works, if you try it.
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  3. Nico

    Nico Member

    I haven't yet @Not dead yet! ... I was thinking about buying an "elevation" mask to try. I'm not sure that they make them latex free...which is what I would prefer. Also, I'm not sure if it's just a gimmick or if they do really imitate "elevation". I need to look into it more.
  4. AndyMick

    AndyMick New Member

    i use a hypoxicator. I've had some improvement but not got consistent results yet. I find going to higher altitude works far better which is against the normal behaviour in CFS/ME. Even 300m (1000ft) can produce a small benefit.
  5. Remy

    Remy Administrator

    Look at The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown. His breathing exercises mimic training at altitude. I think there is some benefit to consciously changing breath patterns vs putting on a mask.