Elevation Training Masks: An Analysis

Somebody's overcompensating for his weak inspiratory muscles...

Walk into a commercial gym and there’s a good chance you might see somebody running on a treadmill while wearing something resembling a Bane mask. Internet clips of professional athletes wearing said devices are also beginning to circulate more and more. In the fields of medicine, health, and performance, sound clinical reasoning is far more powerful than any specific intervention or tool. Effective clinical reasoning is contingent upon asking relevant questions and drawing logical conclusions from known evidence and measurable information. Analyzing the case for elevation training masks provides insight into how to critically evaluate other products and technologies alleged to improve performance. This process requires that we answer three questions:

  1. What is the product alleged to do?
  2. What is known?
  3. What conclusions/deductive leaps can reasonably be made?

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