Elevation Training Mask Week 2

Elevation Training Mask Week 2

MaskRun training mask

DAY 8
Key Factors
Mask: Elevation @ 9,000
Training: 1 mile @ 6:27 pace
Time of Training: 15:52
Average HR: 153 BPM
Max HR: 168 BPM
Total kcal 914 kcal burned
Additional Factors
Shoe: 8 Cush/0 Drop
Hours of Sleep: 7 Hrs
Supplementation
MP Assault (Pre-workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Before Bed) 1 scoop
Additional Training
Strength Training 01:49:48 (Hr:Min:Sec)
Notes:

So if you noticed the time of training, instead of the standard early morning run, I opted to do it in the afternoon instead. Two words, Game Changer. Not sure if it was the extra body weight I had accumulated or what, but it was insanely difficult to stay in the training mask today. I’m not sure if I was just letting the mental side of it get to me, but I was breathing so hard that the training mask was actually breaking seal and separating from my face during the exhale, and collapsing on my face when I inhaled. BUT… HR dropped back down to the same numbers that were seen in the beginning of last week, so obviously the rest days were useful. But, I think I’ll stick to the early morning runs.

DAY 8
Key Factors
Mask: Elevation @ 9,000
Training: 1 mile @ 6:27 pace
Time of Training: 06:13
Average HR: 154 BPM
Max HR: 168 BPM
Total kcal 741 kcal burned
Additional Factors
Shoe: 8 Cush/0 Drop
Hours of Sleep: 6 Hrs
Supplementation
MP Assault (Pre-workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Post-Workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Afternoon) 1 scoop
Additional Training
Strength Training 01:09:47 (Hr:Min:Sec)
Notes:

CRUSHED IT! Today’s little run w/out doubt, felt like a perfect way to warm-up for my Leg Day (which is my favorite day in the gym). Absolutely felt 10 times better than the afternoon run in the mask that I did the day before; still not 100% sure as to why. So… that brings me to my next point.

It’s occurred to me, as it probably has to anyone reading this, that spending less than 7 minutes in this mask everyday, probably isn’t going to produce large amounts of data “quickly”. And lets be honest, anything that has to do w/fitness, we want answers and results sooner than later. So, I’m going to continue w/busy as normal for the rest of this week, and prove that HR will increase during cardiovascular activity throughout the week, because the body is continually working to repair muscle tissue amongst other things, even though I’m still doing the same amount of work at the same intensity level every morning.

BUT WHAT’S THIS GOT TO DO WITH THE TRAINING MASK?

Well, unfortunately the current database does not offer us enough information to prove that the mask is actually beneficial. So, at the end of this week I will be sitting in the egg to get more numbers to add to the data. With all the information provided there, I can get an estimated VO2 max, which I will use as a baseline. From there, the training will change drastically. The training load will go from roughly 7mins to 20mins. There will be a controlled run at a slower pace with added distance every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, in addition to a 20min row on Tuesday and Thursday. This should be an adequate amount of time in the mask to see a difference in VO2. I will still update you with the same data as above, daily, and I will do the extra added information every 30 days.

So please continue the journey with me, as I assess if this is a useful training tool.

DAY 9
Key Factors
Mask: Elevation @ 9,000
Training: 1 mile @ 6:27 pace
Time of Training: 06:01
Average HR: 153 BPM
Max HR: 168 BPM
Total kcal 749 kcal burned
Additional Factors
Shoe: 8 Cush/0 Drop
Hours of Sleep: 8 Hrs
Supplementation
MP Assault (Pre-workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Post-Workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Bedtime) 1 scoop
Additional Training
Strength Training 01:10:10 (Hr:Min:Sec)
Notes:

Well, Crushed it again. Actually felt just as easy as it did yesterday, kind of sparked my curiosity again (it’s not like I eased up on my strength training). I’m very excited about the stepping it up next week. See ya tomorrow.

DAY 10
Key Factors
Mask: Elevation @ 9,000
Training: 1 mile @ 6:27 pace
Time of Training: 05:57
Average HR: 152 BPM
Max HR: 168 BPM
Total kcal 1328 kcal burned
Additional Factors
Shoe: 8 Cush/0 Drop
Hours of Sleep: 5 Hrs
Supplementation
MP Assault (Pre-workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Post-Workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Afternoon) 1 scoop
Additional Training
Strength Training 01:47:09 (Hr:Min:Sec)
Met Con 00:19:39 (Hr:Min:Sec)
Notes:

It appears that my body has activated the cruise control for this training; my numbers have been extremely constant this week. Maybe I can just slow down to a 7:00min pace for the twenty-minute workout next week. Hopefully with all this extra time in the training mask, we can come back to this exercise and see some significant changes. So, same as last week, tomorrow I will knock out the same exercise with the same intensity, minus the mask, and see what happens. Then next week, much more time with some rowing involved. later

DAY 12
Key Factors
Mask: Elevation @ 9,000
Training: 1 mile @ 6:27 pace
Time of Training: 05:57
Average HR: 161 BPM
Max HR: 176 BPM
Total kcal 665 kcal burned
Additional Factors
Shoe: 8 Cush/0 Drop
Hours of Sleep: 7 Hrs
Supplementation
MP Assault (Pre-workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Post-Workout) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Afternoon) 1 scoop
Additional Training
Strength Training 00:47:59 (Hr:Min:Sec)
Notes:

So my HR clearly speeds up w/out the training mask on, and I’m sure it’s because my respiratory system is able to do it’s job much more efficient. Either way, this is the last week of taking it easy in the mask, from here on its twenty minutes at a time. I am kind of excited about the challenged, but not really excited about the task.

DAY 13
Key Factors
Mask: OFF DAY
Training:
Time of Training:
Average HR:
Max HR:
Total kcal 835
Additional Factors
Shoe: 16mm drop – platform weight lifting shoes
Hours of Sleep: 7 Hrs
Supplementation
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Morning) 1 scoop
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (Post-Workout) 1 scoop
Additional Training
Strength Training 01:35:32 (Hr:Min:Sec)
Notes:

Well, today was going to be a simply stretch and mobility day, but I went to mellow mushroom w/the family for lunch and failed. So later in the afternoon, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much pizza I had shoveled down my throat, so I went into the garage to try and counterbalance the failure. After a 1hr and half of Olympic lifting I felt much better about my lunchtime slip and called it a day. Tomorrow will be a nice relaxing day of nothing, and honestly, I’m not looking forward to it (but I know it’s necessary).

DAY 14 – OFF DAY
Notes:

Complete rest day, was an absolute bum.

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