“Intermittent hypoxic training – in which you drop your SpO2 (saturation percentage of oxygen) in your blood down as low as 80%, which simulates the altitude of elevations as high as 20,000ft+ – is purported to offer many of the same benefits of “real” altitude training in a much more time efficient manner…
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Jordan Rapp reviews the Altium i10 for Slowtwitch
Sophie Bubb reviews the Altium-i10
“…there is no doubt that the Altium was a big help in stepping things forwards. From a practical perspective, it really fitted in with my lifestyle as I used it when the children were in bed and I needed to sit down!
In between events though was when it really came into its own, as whilst I was recovering/tapering, I could continue to use the Altium and allow my muscles the recovery time they needed.”Read the full review on Tri Radar
Do3 Product Review - Altium i10 Altitude Simulator.
“…I had gone from being a 2.0 diesel engine to a 4.0 (I’m certainly not petrol!).
When training, particularly at or around threshold level, I felt much more in control and as though I could sustain the effort for longer – in general terms it felt easier. I also noticed that my respiration rate seemed to be lower and I simply wasn’t breathing as hard as I used to..”Read the full review on Do3 Blog
Triathlete Europe - Altium i10 the Test Results
“…As a coach, I´d fully endorse the use of the Altium i10 as part of a training programme and as a far more effective (both in performance and cost-effectiveness) alternative to physically training at altitude.
I´d go as far as to say from an investment point of view, spending £500.00 on an Altium i10 kit will provide better performance gains that the equivalent spend on new equipment and I´m sure that with the inclusion of Altium i10 altitude training in a structured programme the gains are likely to be greater than those I experienced.”Read the full review on Triathlete Europe
Halo Velo - Altium i10 – Our results are in!
“…I was just under 30 seconds faster, and a year older. That is enough for me (insert broad smiley emoticon here). I won’t compare my output/input ratio in this case, since my power readings were only estimated in the 2015 ride. My heart rate readings however are comparable, and I can see that on a day when it was a degree hotter (27C) my maximum heart rate was actually 8 bpm lower, and my average heart rate was the same, despite going almost 30 seconds faster..”Read the full review on Halo Velo blog
Triathlon Business - Review: Altium i10 targets the endurance sport masses
“…What came through whilst using the Altium i10 was a feeling of being stronger, particularly on the bike and whilst running. The gains didn’t seem marginal either. There was a clear boost to power on the bike, and this helped with climbs and group rides where an injection of pace was required.
Going forwards, once awareness builds, we would expect Altium i10 to start making waves in a number of areas – such as triathlon and cycling in particular. Whether it be club cyclists or triathletes chasing points or simply looking to beat a personal best or a friend/rival, there’s a lot to be said for training the engine rather than adding a bit of bling to the bike.”Read the full review on Triathlon Business
Triathlete Europe - Altium i10 first look
“…While the benefits of altitude training have been demonstrated the specifics on how to best undertake it have remained elusive and whilst the effect is most dramatic at altitudes greater than 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) above sea level, it is noticeable even at 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) above sea level.
Unfortunately, not everyone (including many professional athletes), can afford to live at altitude and so any device that can provide the benefits should be worth the investment.”Read the full review on Triathlete Europe
Tri 220 - Joel Enoch review.
“…the retest showed a 4% increase in total power and, while we could simply have been trying harder in the retest, the results showing a 2% increase in lactate threshold and an increase in efficiency (lower HR/VO2) are outside of an athlete’s control.
These findings are typical of average results from competitive cyclists in prior testing, which showed a 4% improvement in VO2max, a 3% increase in maximum work-rate, a 2% increase in efficiency and an 11% improvement in lactate threshold.”Read the full review on Tri 220 online
Halo Velo - First Impressions/first week
“…Interestingly, on the same bike and in similar conditions, I rode up Santa Pellaia yesterday (5 sessions in), and shaved a whole 32 seconds off of that Personal Best, which was only 13 days old… Not to mention getting a PB on every other climb along the ride!”Read the full review on Halo Velo
Bike Radar - Altium i10 offers altitude adaptation in a can
“…Altitude training has long been a go-to performance enhancer for pro cyclists. Many of the world’s top riders seek heady heights of between 1,800 and 3,000m in search of a red-blood cell boost. Not everyone has the luxury of training in Tenerife, though, which is where the Altium i10 comes in.
…the improvements seen across the group make compelling reading for those wishing to increase performance.”Read the full review on Bike Radar