Hypoxic stimulation has been a favourite training modality for athletes since the 1968 Mexico Olympics when it became clear how much physiological advantage could be had by training at high altitude. This is the principle behind the Australian-invented GO2Altitude system, which uses the latest Intermittent Hypoxic Treatment (IHT) technology and requires only about an hour a day of breathing while reading or watching TV. Used only by elite athletes and cosmonauts in the past, you can now buy or rent your own machines. The company web site at www.go2altitude.com is designed to explain the advantages of IHT as a drug free alternative for boosting athletic performance. It also lists the nearest gym or studio with available machine time.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.All articles by Mike Hanlon