Many athletes, professionals and weekend warriors alike, are trying elevation training masks, believing the increased difficulty of working out at a higher altitude could be what they need to get a competitive edge. The mask simulates limited oxygen intake at high elevations so the body has to work harder to get the same results.
The following professional athletes represent only a few of those embracing the mask—and how it makes you look how do you say, like Hannibal Lecter? Creepy or badass, the training mask selfie lets everyone know you mean business. How can you not take a selfie before your workout?
Caption: Last time I put a mask on I had, Nevermind Thx to @trainingmask for damn near killing me today. real! Felt like I was gonna pass out but then I started to think about next football season then it was easy! #8.0dockett
Caption: Just taking my game to another level one day at a time with the help of @trainingmask of course. #TeamNoSleep #IonGetTired #TrainingMask
Caption: Cardio, I Do Cardio!!! I'm In Love With The Cardio!!! #NFL #24/7 #IDGT #MindOverMatter @trainingmask
Corey Washington Jr.
Caption: Heading to workouts like
Caption: Day2 try somethin new... Still got Pilates after tho #EatiN #TrainingMask
Caption: Late night cardio with @trainingmask #Justbreathe #Lemondrops
— Demarcus Lawrence (@TankLawrence) February 10, 2015
Caption: Look me in my eyes and tell me what you see! I see a #Monster
Caption: With my bro @officialprince84 mask day
Caption: Back in the gym today. Ok @beastmode I got my 3yr on *911 duty incase daddy passes out. #beastmode #trainingmask
Caption: 2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.
Caption: Nice way to start 2015. Late night cardio session solo dolo. @trainingmask #ElevationTraining #WirelessBeats #RipCity
Daren Bates via Tavon Austin
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