164 pages - 2 parts (theoretical and practical) - 5
chapters - 56 tables and figures - 106 bibliographic references
This book is the result of several years of scientific research
and is currently the only one in international litterature to
deal with hypoventilation training
The first part of thebook
presents the theoretical aspects of hypoventilation training. It
describes the effects and
adaptions induced by this training method based on scientific
studies published, for the most part, in the last decade.
This first part includes numerous figures as
well as “physiological reminders” frames to facilitate reader
The second part of the book deals with the practical
aspects of hypoventilation training. It is useful to
know how to apply the hypoventilation technique and how to
structure training in order to get the best results in many
disciplines (athletics, cycling, swimming, combat sports, team
sports, racket sports).
Tables and illustrationsprovide the reader
with aids to help perform hypoventilation training.
physical coaches, and all
the people involved or interested in human physical performance
can find in this book how it is possible, theoretically and
pratically, to push one's limits without breaking the law
relating to sporting ethics and without using expensive and heavy
In 2013, for the first time, ARPEH and the laboratory
"Cellular and functional responses to hypoxia" from Paris 13
University managed to continuously measure blood oxygenation
during a swimming exercise.
To do so, we used an innovative oximetry technique we tested
both the accuracy and the reliability in our laboratory. We
demonstrated that data measured with this new equipment were similar to capillary blood samplings. The method has therefore
been validated scientifically (Woorons et al., Respiration
Physiology & Neurobiology, 2014).
We offer to swimmers, trainers or swimming organizations to take
advantage of this new technolgy in order to assess blood
oxygenation during exercise.
The measurement of blood oxygenation in swimmers is interesting for
1) It allows learning more easily the hypoventilation technique at
low lung volume (exhale-hold) and to control whether
hypoventilation training is peformed effectively.
2) It enables to detect swimmers who suffer from exercise-induced
hypoxemia (lower blood oxygenation) while
performing intense exertion with normal breathing.
A decrease in blood oxygenation by only a few percents can
reduce performance. When detected, this decrease
can be avoided or significantly limited by modifying or correcting
the respiratory technique.
Measuring blood oxygenation is an important stake for all
swimmers who want to remain competitive.
You are interested in using the technique for measuring