Extreme Fitness Brighton

Extreme Fitness Brighton

March 14th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Sean Sherk Elevation Training Mask Review

I recently reviewed the Sean Sherk training mask. Sean Sherk for those who don’t know is a leading MMA fighter in the UFC and is known for his superior conditioning. He attributes much of this conditioning to his new product ‘the elevation training mask’. Training at altitude is known to produce fantastic benefits improving oxygen transport within the blood stream so when the athlete returns to ground level the haemoglobin can carry more oxygen and so the athletes cardiovascular capacity and conditioning is greatly improved. So Sean Sherk invented the Altitude Training Mask as a cost effective way of trying to get the same effect from day to day training- every day. The mask basically is worn during training and restricts the amount of air breathed in, forcing the user to use powerful inhalations and exhalations to draw air through the mask. I was dubious as to some of the claims they make about the mask- as training at altitude reduces the density of oxygen within the air inhaled whilst the mask just reduces the volume of air not the oxygen balance. Wether or not this adds up to the same effect within the blood i’m unsure, anyway take a look at the video- its fairly amusing!

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