Highly conditioned athletes and severely deconditioned individuals alike are achieving their personal best through regular use of the Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning™ (CVAC™) Process.
The CVAC™ Process represents an unparalleled approach for improving the body’s energy system function. Effort and workload are each varied and increased by using patterned sequential progression in amplitude of dynamic pressure changes to fresh air. Regular, rhythmic use of the CVAC Process can elicit some of the same benefits gained through traditional aerobic and anaerobic exercise.
How can you take part in this unique conditioning experience? Find out in CVAC Solutions.
How is sitting in a CVAC Pod like exercising?
Exercise and CVAC Sessions each challenge the body to improve a person’s fitness.
While in a CVAC Session, however, the increased effort required is provided by varied changes in air pressure. The body naturally adapts to this increased demand which improves and accelerates fitness even more
How safe is the CVAC Process?
Individuals at all levels of fitness seeking to improve their physical conditioning have taken CVAC™ Sessions totaling thousands of hours. Ear-clearing techniques are learned prior to CVAC Sessions to reduce the chances of any ear discomfort.
How does the CVAC Process exercise your body?
Dynamic changes to low-pressure air inside the CVAC Pod provide varying loads patterned to cause optimal adaptation to the body’s energy systems.
What benefits can I gain from the CVAC Process?
Benefits similar to those gained through traditional aerobic and anaerobic exercise; allowing you to achieve better oxygen utilization, improved anaerobic energy production and improved metabolic waste removal.
I work out at the gym; why should I take CVAC Sessions?
Exercise programs are comprised of various components—each complementing one another to achieve overall benefit. The improvements in utilization of available oxygen could result in longer cardio workouts without fatigue.
Is the CVAC Process altitude training?
No, it is not altitude training.
The goal of the CVAC Process is not to cause an acclimatization response. The goal is to provide adaptation-based physical conditioning.
The CVAC Process exposes the body to changes in pressure, which set up waves of tension and resolution. The body’s adaptation response to these changes naturally and inevitably results in improved physical conditioning. This adaptation response is comparable to what happens when a person participates in physical activities that facilitate body adaptation such as swimming, yoga, interval and resistance training. All of these processes employ tension and resolution.
Why is a CVAC Pod different from a hyperbaric chamber?
The CVAC Pod involves a low-pressure, dynamically varying environment. Fresh air is pumped in and pulled out. The hyperbaric chamber provides a static, high-pressure environment that is of high oxygen content.
Adaptation-based physical conditioning versus altitude training
We recognize that endurance athletes often engage in altitude training; however, that training differs greatly from the adaptation-based conditioning provided by the CVAC Process. The hypoxic stress component of the CVAC Process is brief, transient, and pulsatile; it does not compare to the static, long-term exposures to unnaturally lowered oxygen concentrations associated with nitrogen tents, a popular form of “altitude training”. With the CVAC Process, dynamic changes in pressure are applied to fresh room air only.
- Improve recovery time (post exercise)
- Accelerate healing
- Improve athletic performance
- Reduce inflammation
- Receive the benefits of classic exercise on off days without the stress and waste products
- Increase VO2 max
- Increase o2 uptake
- Improve glycolytic energy production
- Improve metabolic waste removal
- Increase Nitric Oxide
- Stimulate mitochondrial biogenesis
- Flush AGEs (Advanced Glycation End Products