Hypoxic training is also an important part of rehabilitation. Training in hypoxia enables patients to unload the muscle groups while maintaining a high cardiovascular and respiratory load, and consequently, fitness following injuries. This unique training also increases the production of human growth hormone and other markers that help the body repair and recover.
Research in the area of bone healing is particularly interesting, and it has been shown that hypoxia can increase mineral density to make bones stronger and improve recovery.
This is particularly important in professional sports, where the athlete’s recovery is a real race against the clock.