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A friend of mine is involved with a compnay called Hypoxico

 Altitude training, also known as hypoxic training, involves exercising in, living in or otherwise breathing oxygen reduced air for the purpose of improved athletic performance, pre-acclimatization to altitude and/or physical wellness.

Traditionally, individuals had to travel to or live at high elevations to obtain the benefits of this phenomenon. Circa 1995, the patented technology of Hypoxico Inc. eliminated this hardship by allowing altitude facilities to be set up anywhere. Through the production of normobaric hypoxic (oxygen reduced) air, we can simulate altitudes of up to 21,000ft/6,400m. As a result, athletes, fitness enthusiasts and health conscious individuals worldwide can take advantage of the benefits associated with altitude training while at sea-level

He has aligned himself with some big clients.

Well here is an article that was on yahoo sports the other day. 

Swithcing to baseball:  I read an article the other day that focused on Stan “The Man” Musial and his lost homerun in 1948.

In that year Stan was 1 homerun short of winning the Triple Crown of Baseball.  The homerun was actually hit but did not count because the game was called in the 3rd due to rain.

That year Stan had one of the most if not THE most incredible years in Baseball.  Had the homerun counted he would have lead the entire league in every offensive statistical category.

Here it is

Musial’s 1948 was not only one of the greatest seasons in history, it may just have been the greatest. With that 40th home run, he would have led the NL in (all stats unchanged, save for the added HR):

  • Batting Average: .376
  • On-base Percentage: .450
  • Slugging Percentage: .702
  • Runs scored: 135
  • Hits: 230
  • Doubles: 46
  • Triples: 18
  • Home Runs: 40*
  • RBIs: 131

No modern player has ever led the league in every offensive category, not like that. So when a home run is washed out in March, or a couple RBIs are lost to Mother Nature’s whim, and it seems OK in April, that’s fine. But check back in September




Comments 2

  1. Dr. T_Bone wrote:

    I think TO and a few other football players are sleeping in Hyperbaric chambers for “healing.” The altitude training thing is interesting. Perhaps that is the key to the US beating the Tricolores at Estadio Azteca!!

    Posted 03 Apr 2008 at 8:32 pm
  2. csh wrote:

    It’s big among cyclists and triathletes too although there have been some moves to ban their use.

    Posted 04 Apr 2008 at 8:43 am