Why Portable Oxygen?
Depending upon your thirst for research we can offer you;
A. ‘The Short version’, B. ‘The Long version’ or C. ‘The Deep Dive version':
A. ‘The Short version’
The average improvement to exercise from increased oxygen intake recorded across 22 studies was +18.7%. This was the finding of ‘Astorino and Robergs’ review paper in 2003. They reviewed studies from 1923 to 2001 and found that the improvement in performance ranged from +1% to +57% and the average was +18.7% - Read the full report. The studies gave the test subjects an increased amount of oxygen, known as hyperoxia, and it is this state – hyperoxia, that portable oxygen aims to replicate.
Here's a video, that's less than two minutes long, in which Professor Mark Moss talks about his findings with regard to oxygen for athletes.
B. ‘The Long version’
Here are 10 further reasons to use booost during sport. Further research and some people you may recognise talking about using canned oxygen:
1. ‘On the basis of the results recorded, it can be stated that inhaling pure oxygen in the interval between two periods of supramaximal anaerobic exertion lessens the reduction in mechanical performance in the second brief high-intensity exercise.’
Research paper by authors: Suchý J., Heller J., Bunc V. Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Czech Republic - Read the full report
2. ‘VO2 Max performance improvements varied from +3.7% to +18.5%, with an average of +12.8%’.
Review paper of 16 studies by Astorino and Robergs 2003 - Read the full report
3. ‘Extra oxygen enables you to recover more quickly from exertion. It allows someone to train and then exercise again.’
Dr. John Brewer, head of sports science at Lilleshall Human Performance Centre: Health and Fitness - Read the full report
4. ‘U.S. Olympic athletes are using oxygen in conjunction with high-altitude training to extend their workouts and improve performance’.
Research paper titled “Effect of FIO2 on oxidative stress during interval training at moderate altitude,by Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise in November 2004 by authors Wilbur RL, Holm PL, Morris, DM, Dallam GM, Subudhi AW, Murray DM, Callan SD - Read the full report
5. ‘Rather than looking for a low-oxygen environment, you should jump at any chance you have to train under high-oxygen conditions, which will enable you to work faster-than-usual speeds that can be sustained for unusually long periods’.
When supplementation with oxygen really helps performance by Owen Anderson, Peak performance website - Read the full article
6. ‘Forget gyms and diets, breathing pure oxygen is the new health and fitness wheeze.’
The Guardian Newspaper – Read the article
7. ‘Fatigue is a symptom, not a disease, and it’s experienced differently by different people.’
Harvard Medical School Report - Full research available to buy from Harvard
8. The Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team answer the question, "Why use booost?":
9. The UK's Strongest Man u105kg, Sean Kennedy, tells us when and why he uses booost:
C. ‘The Deep Dive version':
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