Elevation Training Mask 2.0?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by cms9690, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. cms9690

    cms9690 Green Belt

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    I'm considering getting one, I am yet to see a negative review and I could see it being a useful tool.

    Has anyone trained with one before?
     
  2. squat

    squat Green Belt

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    I keep hearing about some guy who lurks these forums that trains with one. Maybe you could search and find a thread about it, as I think I remember one. And I don't think the reviews were positive, in it.
     
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    Rexual Chocolate BOSACKIN THESE HOES Platinum Member

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    squat Green Belt

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    That's the one. Lolz
     
  5. Pearse Shields

    Pearse Shields Amateur Fighter

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    "Have yet to read a negative review on one" translates to "have never read anything meaningful on them".

    All that you have on the internet is bros buying them, noticing that training with them on is really fucking hard, and then recommending other bros try it because it makes you tired (obviously the best way to measure how effective a training modality is, right?).

    There was an excerpt testing results of a person who used one for 8 weeks in a thread a while back- basically, you saw almost no positive training adaptations from them.

    There are a shitload of threads on this site about training masks, and nothing positive about them, except for that Sebastian dude who appears to be the ultimate king of the bros (even more than belph).
     
  6. marian

    marian Orange Belt

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    It's horsehockey. Simulating elevation while training only means that you have to decrease your training load, which is stupid. To increase hematocrit & RBC, train low (so you can maximize your training load) and live high (so that your body is stimulated to increase natural production of EPO & your RBC increases).

    Save your money, don't buy training masks.
     
  7. miaou

    miaou barely keeping it together

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    JauntyAngle International man of mystery

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    I love that guy. In his av, he's even wearing his mask sitting at his computer.
     
  9. Pearse Shields

    Pearse Shields Amateur Fighter

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    You merely adopted the training mask. He was born in it, raised in it. He didn't get to experience normal breathing until he was already a man.
     
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    JauntyAngle International man of mystery

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    I don't have a training mask. I have a training hat. And pipe.

    They don't improve my performance as such, but they do increase my level of gentlemanly style and insouciance. Which is important.
     
  11. 48mpg

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    I hear training with a plastic bag over your had is really hard too, but I dont see too many people recommending that, hard to make money on it I suppose.
     
  12. squat

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    I lol'd.
     
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    So this is what happens when mods abandon sub-forums. Every full moon someone makes a thread about the elevation training mask.
     
  14. belph

    belph Pissing into the wind.

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    Please dear god, no ! let's not do this again.
     
  15. LegioTitan

    LegioTitan Guest

    I lost. Hard.


    On the OP: I'm no expert but everything points to this mask deal being bro science at it's finest, ts.
     
  16. cheez whiz

    cheez whiz Brown Belt

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    If they market one called the "Bane Trainer," I'm in.
     
  17. cms9690

    cms9690 Green Belt

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    Thanks for the input, BRAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHSZZZZZZ.
     
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    His form is so ...perfect. I would love to watch this guy bench.
     

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