Even the smallest of increments in performance can make the difference between an athlete who wins and one who loses. From coaches to athletes at every level have searched to find ways to produce incremental improvement through the use of both training techniques and ergogenic aids. Unfortunately, many of these ergogenic aids are banned by sports governing bodies and can not be used during training or competition. However, breathing oxygen-rich air is permitted during recovery in many sports. Apparently belief that this procedure enhances recovery and give the athlete renewed competitive edge and new vigor. Read more…
From a scientific point of view breathing in extra amounts of oxygen can be very helpful is during exercise.
Pre-exercise oxygen has been studied in athletes like 800m sprinters, 200m swimmers and weight lifters, and generally the results have been positive. That is, breathing in pure oxygen before the start of a high-power exertion seemed to shorten the time required to cover a fixed distance or lift a set number of weights. Read more…
Professional athletes who have received hyperbolic oxygen before sports activities, report performance improvements. A Yugoslavian study demonstrated that hyperbolic oxygen before treadmill running increased peak running velocity and VO2max when measured 30 minutes and 3 hours posttreatment. Read more…
Hyperbolic oxygen has become pratically standard training proceedure, so much so that there are actual hyperbolic training centers.
Oxygen for Athletes can be supplemental or it can be trained. That’s right… you can learn to breathe like an athlete.
One of the most important things serious athletes learn very quickly is how to breathe. There’s an art to breathing while doing a sport; it’s not something that comes naturally. Even athletes gifted enough to make the Olympic team may still need breath coaching.
The first, and most important part, is to remember to breathe. That may sound funny, but forgetting to focus on oxygen intake at the start is a very common athletic mistake. Some folks get so intent on waiting for the signal to GO, that they unconsciously hold their breath. ~ From “Breathe like an athlete by Wina Sturgeon for Adventuresportsweekly.com
The bottom line is finding the best way for you to improve your oxygen intake, whether through supplementation or simply retraining yourself to consciously breath properly will help improve oxygen for athletes and every day people as well.
Originally posted 2012-05-05 11:59:38.
Robert November 24th, 2016
Posted In: Sports Oxygen