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Why are training masks used and for which training?

Why are training masks used and for which training?

A training mask can be used in many ways. It helps you to increase your lung volume and thus achieve more endurance and stamina. It can also cause your resting pulse to drop, which is also a positive sign of your training condition.

The mask has the strongest effect on your respiratory muscles. She is clearly challenged and trained. This can improve your breathing economy.

In general, the training mask strengthens your overall fitness.

Training with a phantom training mask requires you to focus fully on your breathing. It has a positive side effect:

You don't let other things easily distract you, and you're highly concentrated in your practice.

Both in strength endurance training (when you do weight training) and endurance training, this is very important to avoid injury.

A training mask is often used in endurance training. Running, rowing, bicycle ergometers and the like all become more intense exercises when you use a training mask. So you'll train your overall stamina even more.

A training mask is also sometimes useful in weight training. Strength endurance exercises or exercise circles are also about general endurance. Again, the training mask helps to keep your focus and improve endurance.

For martial artists, the mask is certainly especially interesting. Especially MMA and BJJ athletes in sports and training often have to deal with chokeholds that cut off the air supply. This can be simulated by training with a training mask. You can increase your ability to withstand strangleholds longer and recover from them faster.

Training with the training mask doesn't replace classic altitude training, by the way!

That's what some manufacturers say, but there's no scientific evidence of such effects. You should know that, of course.

All in all, a training mask is but still a good tool if you:

- Want to strengthen endurance

- want to train your respiratory muscles

- Want to have full focus in training

- want to increase your mental strength (keyword "hold on")

- You want holistic fitness

- You're a martial artist and you want to improve your ability to withstand strangleholds.

What should I pay attention to when training with a mask?

Training with a mask takes getting used to and is not suitable for everyone.

First always applies:

- Do not exaggerate

- Start slowly and with short units

- Listening to the body

If you start this training first, start by putting on the mask and getting used to it without any exercises. Then you should go to practice. But here, you always have to pay attention to the signals your body gives you.

For example, if you haven't been trained that way yet, you might feel dizzy. A clear signal to stop and only continue after a few days of rest.

This way you will increase slowly and safely and soon you will be able to complete your regular training complete with mask.

Pregnant women, people with cardiovascular and/or respiratory diseases should never train with a training mask.

The masks are aimed primarily at healthy people who want to improve their athletic performance.