Hunting at elevation is about being able to function with lower levels of oxygen to fuel your brain and muscles. There are several ways to go about getting use to oxygen deprivation. In todays workout I am going to be wearing an elevation mask, which is designed to restrict the amount of oxygen you are breathing by making you suck it through a small hole in the mask. This can also be simulated by simply covering your mouth and nose with a shirt or towel while you exercise. It is not as comfortable, but it works. The other thing that works well is to perform high intensity intervals. Wind sprints may be the most recognizable of the interval exercises. Sprint hard for 20 seconds, and then walk or jog for 10 seconds…repeat for 8-10 minutes. This will increase your VO2 max, and your ability to function with lower levels of oxygen.
Elevation sickness, or acute mountain sickness is a serious illness. Physical symptoms like headache, nausea, light-headedness, loss of coordination, shortness of breath and fatigue should not be taken lightly, stay hydrated, allow time for acclimation if your going to be above 10,000 feet for a long period of time.
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