IHHT – Celltraining

Training for your cells

For decades, altitude training and targeted acclimatization training have been part of everyday life for top athletes and alpinists. The gain in physical and mental performance helps to fully utilize performance reserves and increase physical security. The further development of this method is the IHHT, the interval hypoxia hyperoxia training.

Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2019 for Hypoxia research

The Nobel Prize for medicine in 2019 was awarded to William Kaelin, Gregg Semenza und Peter Ratcliffe for their research into the secret of hypoxia training.

In particularly hypoxia contributes to positive reactions which help the body to supply all organs and organ systems with sufficient oxygen to take place. Altitude training, which is so popular among athletes to increase the production of red blood cells to contribute the effectiveness of hypoxia training. As early as 2012, Gregg Semenza was able to document the influence of hypoxia on mitochondrial function and demonstrate that hypoxia ensures the accelerated death of weakened mitochondria as well as the stimulated formation of new mitochondria at the same time.

Science is now assuming that a large part of civilization and chronic diseases, in addition to an autonomous imbalance, is closely related to damaged mitochondria. The investigations of the three Nobel Prize winners now explain the positive experiences from users of hypoxia training in a wide variety of diseases.


The interval hypoxia hyperoxia training is a highly effective training for the energy metabolism at cell level. Our body is made up of 80 trillion cells. Mitochondria is the small power plants of a cell, supply the necessary cell energy in almost every one of these cells. In addition to the aging process of humans, the lifestyle of the 21st century also leads to oxidative stress, shortened sleep times, sensory overload, improper nutrition, medication, environmental toxins, lack of micronutrients etc. which often accelerate the aging of the mitochondria.

Performance losses and numerous chronic degenerative diseases develop in a long term. During cell training, the unique combination of hypoxic (O2-reduced) and hyperoxic (O2-enriched) controls the regeneration potential of the cell optimally. The hypoxic phase provides the important impulse for the accelerated multiplication of new, healthy mitochondria. The cell metabolism will reprogrammed by destroying methodically exhausted “old” mitochondria and accelerating the multiplication of healthy, physiologically “younger” mitochondria in the cells. It means that the interval hypoxia hyperoxia training improves the work of the mitochondria.

The IHHT method can also used for the healthy and enable the athlete to perform better as well as counteract unfavorable developments at an early stage effectively.

application areas

Because of extreme pressures as well as stress, we need to rely on our health and performance power, the interval hypoxia hyperoxia training is exactly the right way to help you. It strengthens the mitochondria, which take on very important functions in the energy production of the body. It is also important, because a number of diseases have their origin inside the mitochondria. These include allergies, autoimmune diseases, bronchial asthma, high blood pressure, chronic bronchitis, CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome), burnout, depressive moods, type II diabetes, hormonal disorders, migraines, susceptibility to infections, headaches, sleep disorders and also obesity.

The typical areas of application of the IHHT are::

  • Burnout and exhaustion

  • sleep disturbances

  • Blocks to weight loss

  • Anti-Aging

  • Mental efficiency in the elderly

  • Regeneration and detoxification

  • Improved performance in sport


The client sits or lies relaxed during the training, breathing through a mask with fluctuating oxygen content (hypoxia: low oxygen content between 9–15%; hyperoxia: high oxygen content 36%). In the meantime, the measurement data will recorded and checked continuously. In addition, the HRV analysis (HRV = heart rate variability) will be recorded in parallel to show the positive influence of IHHT on various parameters (ratio of pulse to breath, ratio of parasympathetic to sympathetic, different values for cardiac function).

Depending on the client and training goal, a training cycle usually comprises 10 to 15 sessions between 45 and 60 minutes. In the beginning, these trainings take place several times a week. If clients want to use the IHHT for a longer period afterwards, the distance will increased after setup phase, like once a week.