WRW have recently installed a new Hypoxic Chamber at Parc Y Scarlets in time for the launch of the Guinness PRO12 campaign.
It's well known that for endurance athletes, altitude training is a great way of improving fitness, by enhancing the body's ability to take in and transport oxygen. A hypoxic chamber is a sealed room in which the oxygen content of the air is reduced to simulate being at altitude.
Players will now be able to replicate training at up to 5,5000m above sea level which is higher than Everest base camp. The hypoxic chamber will also help injured players with their recovery and rehabilitation.
Design Coordinator Lucy Stephens worked in collaboration with Parc Y Scarlets to build the chamber using the latest technologies and innovation.
Parc Y Scarlets is now home to one of the largest Hypoxic Chambers in the UK and it is also believed the Scarlets will be the only rugby club in the UK to have this facility at its playing and training facility.