Historically IHT and altitude training has long been used for distance running
since the 1960's. Traditional altitude training with the - live high, train high -
method requires a minimum of 3 weeks of living at high altitude to get
acclimated. Thereafter, when you relocate to a low altitude racing venue to
compete the benefits of altitude exposure begin to disappear about 2 weeks
later and the athletes have to return to altitude for a top up exposure.
With AltoLab you can do get your altitude exposure at home, anywhere in the
world, and it only requires 15 days to get acclimated. How, because AltoLab
employs a progressive, IHT program where you only use short, 6 min intervals
at altitudes that progress from 10,000 up to 20,000 ft + equivalent. The benefits
of this type of IHT last for 2 weeks and thereafter you can top-up by using the
AltoLab for just 5 days with a 15 day break afterwards. The more top-ups you
complete the greater your altitude acclimation becomes. The notable distance
runners we have using the AltoLab system include USA Champions Shannon
Rowbury and Leonel Manzano.