BENEFITS OF PRE-LOADING OXYGEN
Loading your body with specific compounds prior to workouts is no new concept. Endurance athletes have been loading their bodies with carbs for decades, in the process called carbo-loading. By eating huge plates of pasta in the few days leading up to a race, athletes increase their glycogen stores providing additional fuel for energy production during the race.
ROLE OF OXYGEN IN MUSCLE RECOVERY
When you’re done exercising, your body is in oxygen debt. You’ve used up the stores of ATP, glycogen, and myoglobin. Oxygen is required to refill all of these deficiencies, which is why this simple compound is so crucial to your recovery. Four things take place during recovery…
HOW OXYGEN AFFECTS MUSCLE PERFORMANCE
We all know that our bodies need oxygen to survive, but we often overlook its importance in exercise capabilities and muscle performance. High level athletes in ALL sports are turning to portable oxygen options for infusing their bodies with this much-needed molecule before, during and after exercise.
HYPOXIC VS HYPEROXIC TRAINING
Ideally, a combination of both hypoxic and hyperoxic training would create the best results. You can train your body to function with reduced amounts of oxygen part of the time, and increase the intensity of your workouts and speed of recovery through increased oxygen supplies the rest of the time.