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icon14.gificon14.gif for Djokovic!

 

I did not know this and thought it may be of interest to other members.

 

Watch the Interview link here

 

 

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Awright Djokovic!  No wonder he has such good footwork.

Thanks for the link.

JF

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Thanks for that segbrown....I've never heard of the CVAC Pod before either...Interesting stuff, maybe twice as effective for the body to absorb oxygen than blood doping...hmmmm

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Well, Novak may tell it like it is, but whoever wrote those articles seems a bit confused. First of all, it is NOT a hyperbaric chamber--it is a hypobaric chamber. It does not increase atmospheric pressure--it decreases it, simulating the effects of high altitude. It would seem to me that any benefits from it would only occur after fairly long-term use, the same as altitude training, as the body undergoes physiological changes to deal with reduced oxygen and air pressure. "Altitude tents" (which this seems to be a fancy version of) allow athletes to reap the benefits of sleeping at high altitude and then training at lower elevations (wherever they are actually training). As I understand it, "sleep high, train low" is the ideal way to benefit from high altitude training. I don't know how much time Djokovic spends in it, but I wouldn't think that spending just an hour or two here and there would do much of anything (unless he believes that it does!).

Looks cool, though!

Best regards,
Bob
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Originally Posted by Bob Barnes View Post

Well, Novak may tell it like it is, but whoever wrote those articles seems a bit confused. First of all, it is NOT a hyperbaric chamber--it is a hypobaric chamber. It does not increase atmospheric pressure--it decreases it, simulating the effects of high altitude.


As I read the article, the intent was to distinguish this (hypobaric, but the term is not stated) chamber from specifically hyperbaric chambers of this type:

http://www.oxyhealth.com/

 

 

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