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Training in a hypoxic chamber

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

  1. yourmatesam Dick Tooth (41)

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    Hang on a minute, think about all the Scots old boys who need to bang on about how good the hypoxic chamber is? What will they brag about if they can't splash their cash on this sort of equipment? What will they say to their mates if this gets taken away from them?

    Let's hear the Lion roar.
  2. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    About $100k according to the papers. Funded by Old Boy Donations.

    $100k at Scots is revenue from 3 and a bit students.
  3. dodgyknee Allen Oxlade (6)

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    considering lots of other schools have have plenty of more ovals to train on at their schools , this is a lot cheaper option to level the playing field than having to buy more ovals. Scots can't get everyone at afternoon training on the one oval they have, and to much time is wasted getting on buses to train elsewhere. better gyms make up for less ovals , now they have an option, and training is harder and more intensive- think smarter
  4. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    How many teams do they fit in it at once? I mean, an oval can accommodate a lot of people, and if this is replacing one or several...
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  5. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Thats a good point.
    can you practice goal kicking in a hypoxic chamber? Is it counter productive to do so?
  6. dodgyknee Allen Oxlade (6)

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    I think goal kicking is as good as goal kicking on a bus. Glad you got my point, but its better for mind games than a bus, so why the big fuss, just overcome the mind games.
  7. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    No, the point I got was Cyclo's
  8. dodgyknee Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Just saying I think they did it, to help with lack of resources like oval. If you where at a school with plenty of ovals you wouldn't bother. But with only one oval, I can see why they decided to convert a classroom into something else for the kids to do, rather than wasting time on busing kids to nearby ovals. I would rather spend more time doing something different to improve fitness then sit on a bus. It's a bit like a treadmill argument, or gym. Why don't schools close there gyms - they could always just run outside and lift logs - I am sure that would make them have more fun. And if ovals don't help a school why do so many of them have more than one on their main school grounds. Could it be they need to spread training around different areas so they can all fit in. That could be seen as an unfair advantage
  9. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    You're really clutching at straws to come up with a plausible reason for such a facility which would benefit, at most, less than 1-2% of the school students, and in very specific sports (rowing, cycling, long distance running which require high aerobic capacity specifically).
  10. I like to watch Simon Poidevin (60)

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    In the scheme of things,$100k here or there for the chamber is no big deal.
    annual turnover for the School is circa $60M pa.
    It would stick in my craw a bit if I was a fee paying parent,who understood that the 1 or 2% of the student population who used the facility,were predominantly those that were not of the fee paying variety.
    But apparently reflected glory is a satisfactory emotion.
  11. dodgyknee Allen Oxlade (6)

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    if they only got the school band to use it first I am sure that would not have upset others. Do sports people complain about hi tech equipment used in bands or speech and drama class for recording music , videos
    Etc
  12. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    They might if they put in a studio worthy of a professional set up in LA or Nashville.
    But I dont really care they can spend their money on whatever they want - subject to the not unreasonable view that if you have money to throw at ridiculously unimportant things like this maybe you dont need the support of the government.
    In my day this would have been called "a wank" - pure and simple
  13. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    They can do what they like - it's a private school.
    But call it what it is - flashy window-dressing and showing-off, and not a sensible replacement for limited oval space, nor even a practical adjunct to schoolboy sport training.
  14. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The hypoxic chamber at Scots is very much set up for the elite athletes of the school to utilise.

    I absolutely guarantee that these kids are also the ones that get to train on the school's main oval (if they're playing a sport that uses playing fields) and aren't bused to other playing fields for training.
  15. yourmatesam Dick Tooth (41)

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    And it still is.
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  16. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Fucking spare me, dk, this is what we're trying to do in the western world: get kids off their khybers playing computer games and into the open air playing real games with other (real) people. There is NOTHING better in sport than playing with other sports people on sports grounds.
  17. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I'm pretty sure Dr Lambert has barricaded himself in the hypoxic chamber and is refusing to take calls from the media.
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  18. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Bet his V02 Max is off the charts.
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  19. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    I always thought it was Vo5
  20. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Again with the hair product talk!!!
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