International Journal of Exercise Science 10(1): 37-43, 2017. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of an elevation training mask (ETM) on the VO2max of male Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) cadets. Fourteen male ROTC cadets (age 20.00 ± 1.8 yrs, height 174.35 cm ± 3.1 cm, weight 76.75 kg ± 11.09 kg, body fat 13.88% ± 4.62%) participated in this study to determine if an ETM would cause a significant increase VO2max. After the familiarization period, the test subjects were randomly assigned to either the control or experimental group, respectively. The training period lasted seven weeks with each subject participating three days per week. The post-test was performed four days after the final training session. Statistical analysis indicated no significant difference in VO2max values (p = 0.34) between the (control vs. the experimental group). This study concluded that the ETM did not cause a significant increase in VO2max under the training conditions of this study. However, results may differ if there is an increase in the frequency of exposure to the ETM, as well as an increase in the duration of the training period.
Warren, Brian G.; Spaniol, Frank; and Bonnette, Randy
"The Effects of an Elevation Training Mask on VO2max of Male Reserve Officers Training Corps Cadets,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 10
1, Pages 37 - 43.
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