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    what is the thoughts on using training mask during aerobic conditioning?

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    From what I've heard/read there is no point in them, it doesn't simulate training at altitude and if anything restricting the airflow can be detrimental - shorter workouts etc as you are not getting the oxygen your body needs, plus...if its for mma training, never seen anyone in the cage wearing one during a fight either..

    Never tried one personally though so only going off what I've read etc.
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    Serious post - for best results it may be worth looking into an altitude bed tent. It simulates bring at altitude all night.

    Think living at altitude but training at sea level is best. And the snorkel sort of simulates training at altitude. Which is ass-backwards
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    I was watching some program the other week and the chap on it had a sort of homemade one he slept in outside his house, can't think what the hell program it was now, dude was an athlete or something, he raved about it.
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    i can see how it trys to simulate altitude training by "limiting oxygen" but the only thing that mask actualy does is limit the capacity of your lungs by making it difficult to breath!?? (its not reducing the % of oxygen uptake) i think long exposures to it will cause the user to become Hypoxic, especialy if their work rate is very high! im thinking its actualy looking pretty dangerouse.

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    I just wear gum shield easy enough.
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    There is some evidence that it strengthens the intercostal muscles which help when breathing under the weight of a person. Also the power breath has some (limited) studies and this acts in the same way. But as altitude training it would be pretty useless, as a general way of strengthening the muscles that help you breath there may be some merit to it. And saying no one uses it when in a cage match is not really valid, iv never seen anyone fight in a cage with weights or kettle bells but that does not make them useless.

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