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CVAC Hyperbaric Chamber used by Djokovic

From WSJ article: The machine, which is made by a California-based company called CVAC Systems and hasn't been banned by any sports governing bodies, is one of only 20 in the world. Unlike the increasingly trendy $5,000 hyperbaric chambers many professional athletes use to saturate the blood with oxygen and stimulate healing, the CVAC is a considerably more-ambitious contraption. It uses a computer-controlled valve and a vacuum pump to simulate high altitude and compress the muscles at rhythmic intervals.

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Comment by Bobby Leo on September 24, 2011 at 7:45pm
I want one...I need all the help I can get....and like they say..."if you ain't cheatin ,you ain't tryin "
Comment by Tim Prapong on September 20, 2011 at 12:45am
I agree with Bart about Djokovic's skill being the more important thing here. The accuracy Djoko had it in hitting the corners with such depth was incredible, in spite of Nadal's heavy spin.
Comment by Bart Wallace on September 19, 2011 at 10:59pm

well, this is not exactly doing cardio or "training" at altitude, more like recovering at altitude, or recovering with less oxygen... training hard at altitude and then recovering at the same altitude seems more natural for the system..

 

I'll bet he doesn't 'use" it at all, he probably got paid to say he did, so all his rivals might spend time in that contraption!!!!!!!..If their was a benefit, i believe we would have heard someone else at least doing it and being questioned...Training at altitude is fantastic,

lying in a chamber is not going to generate the kind of supreme skill-set novak is currently displaying. He was 3rd for a while and stepped up....period...time for someone else to step up..

my guess he is running hard intervals up steep hills in quantity, then hopping in the chamber for a photo shoot..

Comment by Tim Prapong on September 19, 2011 at 11:52am

Earning stripes is pretty old school. It's like "chopping wood with an ax" training, the kind boxers like George Foreman used to do. lol  Well, I'm all for training like George. But only with the Foreman Grill in tow. lol

I see the ad on Tennisopolis right now. It says "Hyperbaric Chambers: Affordable Hyperbaric Therapy- New & Used Chambers For Sale- Free Quote. www.GenoxInc.com"

What's up with that? Now, we can all have hyperbaric chambers!  haha!

Comment by Mark / The Mayor on September 19, 2011 at 8:32am
LOL! 

Not to brag, but every other night I rejoin the Mile High Club living in the "other mile high city".

And if sitting in this egg duplicates "training at altitude", maybe it is not right to allow it.  Shouldn't training be training; shouldn't players have to earn their stripes?

Comment by Zach Fehling on September 18, 2011 at 10:32pm

"It uses a computer-controlled valve and a vacuum pump to simulate high altitude and compress the muscles at rhythmic intervals."

 

a.k.a. "Mile High Club Simulator."

Comment by Mark / The Mayor on September 18, 2011 at 8:16pm
Comment by Tim Prapong on September 18, 2011 at 4:56pm
How much is that thing??

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