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Training in a hypoxic chamber

Discussion in 'Cycling' started by Braveheart81, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    My Dad is in training for a ride round Tasmania to raise money for the Starlight Foundation.

    He has been struggling to fit enough riding in due to all the rain in Sydney recently so he has resorted to other training options. This excerpt was from his latest email update that I thought was interesting.

    I find it amazing that Scots has a hypoxic chamber. I would have thought that sort of technology would be limited to places like the AIS.
  2. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Yeah, they have been trumpeting its merits to all and sundry at "prospective parent" nights and such. Reality is, it will benefit about 1-2% of the student body, and the principle of this type of semi-professionalism in schoolboy sport alarms me.
    Meanwhile, their HSC results plummet.
  3. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I'd prefer a hyperoxia chamber to do all my exercise in to make me feel fitter than I actually am.
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  4. I like to watch Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Someone needs to be reminded about what the goals of the School should be.
    A school has training facilities that most professional sports teams with annual budgets in excess of $10M do not?
    They have lost the plot.
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  5. Rob42 Ron Walden (29)

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    Yes, most sporting teams would go for a hyperbaric chamber first to assist the recovery from soft tissue injuries. Ludicrous that a school gym would have a facility like this - primarily for rowing I would assume, to build aerobic capacity?
  6. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I think the major uses are rowing and presumably endurance runners (and any other endurance athletes) on treadmills.

    It obviously has massive benefits for cyclists but cycling isn't really a school sport.
  7. yourmatesam Dick Tooth (41)

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    What do the kids do when they leave school? There are enough soft cock private school (and public school) kids running around as it is.

    Teaspoon of concrete mixed with some hard work anyone?
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  8. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    To be fair, training in a hypoxic chamber is harder than training in normal conditions. That's the whole idea.
  9. I like to watch Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Maybe Scots are entering a team in Le tour next year?
  10. yourmatesam Dick Tooth (41)

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    You're missing the point. The chamber provides an opportunity for the kids to experience training at a level usually reserved for elite level athletes.

    How will these poor souls cope when they have to train in the real world?
  11. Pfitzy John Eales (66)

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    They'll have an old boys network to fall back on. But I'm sure your concern is appreciated by those in trouble i.e. the ones who could only shite a 5 Series BMW instead if the 7 Series ;)

    Look at Gus Worland - complete fkn gumby but knows people from his school days.
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  12. yourmatesam Dick Tooth (41)

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    And this is the problem with Rugby in general.
  13. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Further to the whole Scots College hypoxic chamber, Scots also has a VO2 Max Test machine which my Dad used last Friday.

    This is in their High Performance Centre.

    He scored 52.5 which seems like a bloody good score for a 57 year old.

    Most Scots parents are probably wishing the 'High Performance Centre' was part of the Maths faculty or similar, not part of the gym.
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  14. I like to watch Simon Poidevin (60)

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    A maths faculty?
    Is that a subject still offered there?
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  15. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    How else would they be able to work out which model of BMW or Mercedes is superior to another?
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  16. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    They do the 5 x tables, 3 x tables and some know the 7 x tables.
  17. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    It's self evident: bigger


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  18. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    That's excellent.
    It's better than the average ATAR at that institution.


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  19. yourmatesam Dick Tooth (41)

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    Wouldn't Mummy or Daddy just buy them the best one?
  20. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    one?
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