Can you briefly explain the training protocol?
You start IHT at lower simulated altitudes (higher oxygen concentrations) and gradually increase the simulated altitude every few days until you reach the highest altitude that you are comfortable with and continue IHT at this level for the rest of the course. The pulse oximeter will allow you to monitor your individual reaction to hypoxic air breathing by providing a reading of the level of arterial blood oxygen saturation (SpO2). This allows for accurate control of your training session. Session duration is between 60 min (for the majority of people) and up to 120min (for extreme sports). Each session consists of alternating hypoxic (mask) breathing with breaks of ambient air breathing. A training course normally comprises of 15 – 20 sessions over a 3-4 week period. After that you can continue your IHT in maintenance mode OR repeat full courses 3-4 times per years, depending on your objectives.