Before the introduction of the hypobaric chamber, many athletes used to travel to countries where they would be exposed to high altitudes in their training. This is because some of the athletics competitions were held in countries with high altitudes. Athletes who were not exposed in such altitudes were unable to cope and many ended up failing to complete the race of failed to meet their potential they were unable to cope with racing in the high altitude environment.
It is cheaper
If you consider the cost of upkeep and air fare to a high altitude destination in preparation for the race, it is definitely cheaper to use the hypobaric chamber for training since it has the same features and benefits as training if a high altitude location.
It is convenient
If an athlete has a hypobaric chamber readily available, it means he can have the time to train whenever he wants to or as long as he would wish to. This way the athlete can gauge his progress as he progresses with the training. If need be, the athlete can expose himself to higher altitudes as his body adapts until he sees how adjusted he is and if he will be able to handle the challenges that come with high altitude races.
Increased stamina and endurance
The use of the hypobaric chamber helps long distance runners to build their endurance and stamina. It is easier for an athlete to tell how much he can endure and how long he will be able to handle a particular altitude and if he is ready for the race or not. This would have been more difficult for a long distance runner to know were it not for the hypobaric chamber.
Better blood circulation
The use of the hypobaric chamber is important for oxygen circulation in the body. For a long distance runner, this is very important not only for oxygen supply but also for the supply of the necessary nutrients that the tissues and muscles need for sustenance during the endurance test. The muscles and tissues are very important for any long distance runner especially since they need electrolytes. The blood vessels are used to transport the necessary nutrients. The hypobaric chamber is a great tool to use to make this possible.
The altitude training helps long distance runners to test their heart’s ability to withstand the high altitude races. During the exercise session in the hypobaric chamber, the athlete can easily tell the altitude the heart can handle and which one is proving difficult so that the right exercises can be done to help boost the heart’s ability to handle difficult altitudes.