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Normobaric hypoxic training environments allow controlled decrements in the amount of oxygen available whilst an athlete exercises or rests. Many of our elite athletes use hypoxic tents or masks as standard. As a result, researchers continue to research new mechanisms to explain the potential multi-systemic effects of hypoxic exposure.


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Stefan Kluzek, The Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), University of Oxford, Old Road, Oxford OX3 7LD, UK, Oxford, OX3 7LD, United Kingdom