We are pleased to announce you the creation of the Youtube
Channel "Hypoventilation Training". It will allow us first to
share visually the news of this training method and its
utilization in different kind of sports and second to make you
better undersand how it works. You can already watch our first
video that was taken at the 2016 European Congress of Sport
Science in Vienna, Austria, in which Xavier Woorons presents the
results of a study dealing with the effects of hypoventilation
training on swimming performance.
The Rugby players of Toulon (France) are testing hypoventilation
training to improve their physical capacities.
The French team of Judo-Jujitsu, which trained for the first
time with hypoventilation, wins 4 world champonship titles and
13 medals overall in the 2016 world championships in Poland.
Arpeh, in collaboration with the University of Lausanne
(Switzerland) is to start a new study that aims at investigating
the effects of hypoventilation training at high intensity on the
physical performance of rugby players. To be continued...
The French team of Judo-Jujitsu, under the responsibility of
Bruno Le Gal, uses hypoventilation training for its preparation
to the world championships 2016 that will take place in Poland
Xavier Woorons presenting his research on hypoventilation
training at high intensity at the Congress of Sport Science in
Xavier Woorons will participate in the 21st Congress
of the European
College of Sport Science (ECSS)which will take place in Vienna
(Austria) between 6th and 9th of july 2016
to present his research on the effects of hypoventilation
training at supramaximal in swimming. Let's meet on the 8th
of july from 6:00 PM in the Room S2 to attend the presentation.
Here is the general
You can read the summary of the new study published by ARPEH on
the effects of repeated sprint training in hypoxia induced by
hypoventilation in swimming
The article that shows the positive effects of hypoventilation
training on swimming performance has just been published in the
issue of June of the American Journal Medicine & Science in
Sports & Exercise. You can read the paper on the scientific
The University of Lausanne (Switzerland), in collaboration with
ARPEH and the University of Lille (France), publish an original
study on the effects of repeated sprint training in hypoxia
induced by voluntary hypoventilation in swimming. The results
show that this training method is more effective for improving
repeated sprint ability in swimmers than the same training
performed under normal conditions. This study, published in
the International Journal of Sports Physiology & Performance,
confirms the results obtained in the previous research
conducted in swimming. Hypoventilation had never been
performed at such velocity!
A study published this month demonstrates once again the
positive effect of hypoventilation training, through the
combined effect of hypoxia and hypercapnia, in swimmers'
performance. The article can be consulted
starts well! ARPEH and the Pluridisciplinary Research Unit
'Sport Health & Society' (URePSSS) of Lille University (France)
has just published a study in the American Journal Medicine
& Science in Sports & Exercise on the effects of
hypoventilation training on swimming performance. For the first
time the method was used at high exercise intensities. The
results show a marked increase in performance for the 100-, 200-
and 400-m freestyle trials. Waiting for the publication of the
paper in the journal, you can read the summary by clicking
A study carried out by greek researchers and published this
month in the "Journal of Human Kinetics" shows that training
with hypoventilation over a 4-month period improves time
performance in fin swimmers for the 50-m apnea trial and the
400-m surface trial.
Eric Laperrière, the swimming coach of the Aix Savoie Triathlon
team uses hypoventilation training since last year with his
triathletes. To him, the method is efflicient for reducing the
feeling of fatigue during a race.
The french team sprint cross-country skiing, coached by Cyril
Burdet, experiments hypoventilation training for improving
performance in its skiers.
The swimmers of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois,
coached by Andrew Sheaff, now perform hypoventilation exercises
during their training.
Frédérick Bousquet, the french swimmer, former holder of the
world record in the 50 m freestyle, performs aquabiking with
hypoventilation for his physical preparation. You can read his
here (french language).
A short video of a korean man convinced of the effectiveness of
We wish you happy new
In 2015, a new
approach to hypoventilation training will be investigated, in
order to make this method even more effective. The first results
should be published by the end of the year.
A study has just shown that the hypoxic and hypercapnic effects
of hypoventilation training could increase haemoglobin
concentration and VO2max by 5% and 10% respectively! These
results have not been published in an international scientific
journal and remain to be confirmed. They are however
The Institute of Sport Sciences of Lausanne University (ISSUL),
headed by Grégoire Millet, in collaboration with ARPEH, has just
begun a scientific study on the effects of hypoxic training
through hypoventilation in swimmers. The results
(highly anticipated!) should be known in a few weeks...
Here is a new kind of physical practice: aquabiking with
hypoventilation! More details
The swimmers of Lausanne (Switzerland) now include
hypoventilation at low lung volume in their training programme
at the instigation of their trainers, Laurent Trincat and
A few pictures of the Swimming Conference that took place in Lille
On May the 28th, Xavier Woorons will make a short Swimming
Conference to present the interest for swimmers to train with
hypoventilation. The conferences will take place at the
University of Sport Sciences in Lille (northern France). You can
get all the information
The city of La Madeleine (Northern France) presents
hypoventilation training to its inhabitants in the Municipal
Journal of April.
The book "Hypoventilation training, push your limits!" is now
available! You can buy it on this website by clicking
We wish you a nice and happy new
year! Of course, we also hope hypoventilation training
will help you improve your performance.
A few days before Christmas, the first copies of the book
"Hypoventilation training, push your limits" have arrived. The
members of ARPEH can get the book (with a 10% discount!)
before its official publication, on the 9th of January.
An American study that has just been published in the journal "Scandinavian
Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports" has showed that
several weeks of training including hypoventilation workouts
could improve performance in swimming. It's a good news, this is
going in the right direction! A summary of the study
The website www.gymsante.eu has published an article on
hypoventilation training and the researches carried out by
ARPEH. We are grateful for their support. You can find their
article (in French) by clicking
The scientific study dealing with hypoventilation in swimming,
which has been carried out by ARPEH
and Paris 13 University, has just been published on the
internet. For the first time, thanks to an innovative technique
allowing the measurement of blood O2
concentrations, we have shown that swimmers could train under
hypoxic conditions at sea level if they use hypoventilation at
low lung volume. You can get an overview of the paper by
here. The paper is due to be published officially in
the journal Respiratory Physiology Neurobiology at the beginning
of January 2014.
1 month after being created, many of you have already visited
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sent support and kind messages.