Attention indicator dynamics of qualified climbers influenced by hypoxic training during the overcoming various altitude levels of Mount Elbrus

Andriy Kiyko, Viacheslav Mulyk


Purpose: to determine the effect of hypoxic training on the attention indicators at different altitudes when crossing the Mount Elbrus.

Material & Methods: the study of various attention indicators with the participation of control (n=16) and experimental (n=12) groups with the use of interval hypoxic training (IHT) in the 15–15 mode with breathing through the system into a confined space in the experimental group and using the methods of mathematical statistics are carried out.

Result: studies have made it possible to determine that the use of the regime of discontinuous hypoxia 15–15 in the training process of the pre-competitive period contribute to an increase in attention rates that affect adaptation to the load under hypoxia conditions.

Conclusion: results of the conducted studies indicate that the use of IHT in the 15–15 mode in the period before the ascent to Mount Elbrus allows to significantly increase the attention rates of qualified climbers at different altitude levels.


climbers; hypoxic training; altitude level

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