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Pre Performance Prep

These pro­to­col aids an ath­lete to pre­pare for com­pe­ti­tion, and to reset metab­o­lism post per­for­mance to reduce recov­ery time.

This pro­to­col improves is a very good pre-per­for­mance warm up.  It can any­time up to 24 hours pri­or to com­pe­ti­tion.  It does not cre­ate fatigue.

Pre-Performance Goals:

Max­i­mum blood oxy­gen sta­tus in prepa­ra­tion for per­for­mance to max­i­mize oxy­gen reserve for aer­o­bic resilience:

  • Open all cap­il­lar­ies for opti­mal blood deliv­ery to mus­cles;
  • Restore blood flow to mus­cles like­ly inhib­it­ed by pri­or train­ing or per­for­mance;
  • Max­i­mum sat­u­ra­tion in extra-cel­lu­lar body com­part­ments to max­i­mize con­nec­tive tis­sue resilience to min­i­mize injury vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty.

Pre Performance Protocol:

  1. Fill the oxy­gen reser­voir (don’t con­nect oxy­gen yet)
  2. Put on the mask and con­nect to the oxy­gen and warm up to tar­get pulse rate**
  3. Exer­cise for 6 min­utes with­out increas­ing resis­tance
  4. Do the fol­low­ing steps 3 times
    1. Switch to high alti­tude and begin 30 sec­ond sprint
    2. First 15 sec­onds — high alti­tude then switch to high oxy­gen for 15 sec­onds
    3. Recov­er on oxy­gen
    4. Do legs feel bet­ter than before if yes? go to a
    5. If legs do not feel bet­ter goto 6
  5. Stop exer­tion at 12 min­utes
  6. Con­tin­ue breath­ing oxy­gen until pulse drops 100 bpm.

** Tar­get pulse rate is usu­al­ly (.7 x (220 = age)) — a good aer­o­bic pace


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