Effect of elevation training mask 2.0 on Rating Perceived Exertion (RPE) during resistance exercise
Author(s): Ng Meng Yoong, Victor Selvarajah, Lim Boon Hooi, Rajesh Kumar and Sri Sumartiningsih
Abstract: Popular exercise training device has been developed recently, which had been promoted by companies as an ergogenic aid, knows as a Restrictive Breathing Mask or Elevation Training Mask. Elevation Training Mask will reduce the muscle peak velocity by wearing the mask combined with weight training. Most of the study are looking for the ventilation but limited study done for the muscle fiber recruitment. Limited research is available regarding adaptation in strength performance when Elevation Training Mask is combined with resistance exercise programed. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to examine the effect of Elevator Mask training on Rating Perceived Exertion on the resistance exercise in healthy active subject. This study was the cross-over experimental design. 14 healthy subjects with 1-year experience in resistance exercise went through the two experimental trials: 70% resistance exercise with Elevation Training Mask and 70% resistance exercise without Elevation Training Mask. Each trial was separated one week apart to ensure the full recovery from the previous intervention. For the Elevation Training Mask trial, subjects were required to perform a 50% of 1-RM bench press for warming up and rest 2 minutes followed by performing the 70% of 1-RM bench press with the Elevation Training Mask on. For the experimental trail Without the Elevation Training Mask, similar protocol was applied. The subjects were required to perform a 50% of 1-RM bench press for warming up and rest 2 minutes followed by performing the 70% of 1-RM bench press without the Elevation Training Mask. The major findings of this study were that no significant differences between groups (With and Without Elevation Mask) on RPE scores, results also revealed that no significantly different within set during resistance exercise. The influence of wearing the Elevation Training Mask can be explained considering the unpleasant sensation caused by the accessory. This relation was observed through a relation between brain structures that process the fatigue sensation and performance.
Ng Meng Yoong, Victor Selvarajah, Lim Boon Hooi, Rajesh Kumar, Sri Sumartiningsih. Effect of elevation training mask 2.0 on Rating Perceived Exertion (RPE) during resistance exercise. J Sports Sci Nutr 2021;2(1):89-92.