1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Elevation Training Mask

Discussion in 'Health' started by greenguy3, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Nov 26, 2012 at 7:13 AM
    #1
    greenguy3

    greenguy3 [OP] BOOM goes the dynamite!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Member:
    #67702
    Messages:
    291
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ian
    Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    Dirty A$$ TRD
    Mud and dirt
    Has any one tried incorporating an elevation training mask into their workout like the one linked below?
    http://www.trainingmask.com/products/TRAINING-MASK-2.0.html
    I'm really thinking about getting one and trying it out and seeing where it takes me.

    Pros/cons if anyone has tried it...other than "holy shit it's hard to breathe!"
     
  2. Nov 29, 2012 at 4:37 AM
    #2
    Chris(NJ)

    Chris(NJ) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Member:
    #29777
    Messages:
    2,796
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Usually in Central Jersey
    Vehicle:
    08 Indigo 4x4 DC OR
    Debadged, GC Mesh Grill, Yellow Fogs, Color Matched Headlights w/ Retros, Diff Breather Mod; mickey thompson classic IIs, 5100s, toytec springs, Dakar Leaf pack, ss brake lines, Lots more...just check the build page.
    Never tried one but I'd imagine you'd need to wear it for more time than just during a workout to get optimal results.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2012 at 10:23 AM
    #3
    Toy Yoda

    Toy Yoda Go Pro Junkie

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Member:
    #54800
    Messages:
    1,821
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Garrett
    Red Stick
    Vehicle:
    06 DCLB
    Sdidertraxx, ARB deluxe winch bumper, Warn M8000, Westin Tailight guards, 5100's, OME 886's, OME N182's, 2" block, 1.5" aal, Pioneer 4300dvd, stickers out the butt, misc crap
    i saw something about this on fb, looks like a good system if you live down south, people in colorado probably don't need this haha
     
  4. Dec 3, 2012 at 9:23 PM
    #4
    Davidd

    Davidd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2012
    Member:
    #83836
    Messages:
    189
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Moreno Valley, CA
    Vehicle:
    02 PreRunner
    Front: Camburg LT w/ Solo Motorsports Spindle. 8" SAW Racerunner Coilovers valved by DC Shock Service Rear: 62" Deavers, TC front spring hangers, custom 9" shackle through the frame and 16" SAW Racerunner shocks valved by DC Shock Service Truck Built by DMZ
    There are no actual studies done that show the affects of this masks. Technically all altitude training has been done on endurance athletes (runners, cyclist etc.) and has shown benefits for them because they train for long periods and the studies are done for a lengthy time.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16338719

    That study above is the closest study to interval training with altitude. 1 group was focused training at sea level while the other was 2750m above sea level in a simulated chamber.
    At the end of 4 weeks there was no difference in v02s.

    I would not purchase until i see a study from the mask itself.

    my .02 cents
     
  5. Mar 7, 2013 at 8:43 PM
    #5
    Longo118

    Longo118 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Member:
    #90692
    Messages:
    122
    Gender:
    Male
    New York
    Vehicle:
    2006 4x4
    -OME Lift w/ Dakar leafs -Wheels + Tires -All Pro IFS skid -4xInnovations Sliders -Tool box, hi-lift, shovel mount and a few others
    I could not side with you more on this. Im going to try and not make this post long and dragged out but long story short, the mask is supposed to be a quick and easy way to clone the results from either blood doping, or elevation training. Both options have the same exact effect on the body. It allows your body to make extra red blood cells (which recovers and nourishes muscles) at an alarming rate. The mask has brought tons of controversy to the fitness and health world about whether it works or not. Im a personal trainer, Strength Athlete and I own my own sports performance gym and ive seen the mask come and go with all types of athletes and fitness enthusiasts and I honestly believe it does not give the results it offers. Although, I do believe it does benefit athletes but in much different ways.

    If you are looking for a legal effective way to reproduce red blood cells you can either train at high altitudes (colorado) or look into a hyperbaric chamber, they are extremely expensive for personal possession but many gyms across the nation actually have them for their clients. Hope I was some sort of help!
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2013
To Top