Welcome to hypoventilation-training.com!
This site has been made and designed by the Association for
Research and Promotion of Hypoventilation Training (ARPEH).
The aim of ARPEH is to put forward an innovative sporting training
method, which is the result of several years of
Empirically applied in the 1950's by runners from Eastern
Europe, among which the famous
Emil Zátopek, hypoventilation training was then
massively performed in swimming from the early 1970's at the american trainer's
instigation James Counsilman.
The scientifc studies undertaken these last few years by both
ARPEH and the laboratory "Cellular and functional responses to
hypoxia" of Paris 13 University have enabled to develop a
training method that can be used in a
great number of sports requiring intense exertion: athletics,
swimming, cycling, combat sports, team sports, racket sports...
Another aim of ARPEH is to continue to perform studies on hypoventilation training to deepen
the knowledge of this
new training method. To do so, we undertake different
to collect the money that will allow financing the future researches.
All people directly or indirectly involved in human physical
performance can discover through this website a method that
enables to train virtually at altitudes above 2000 m without
leaving sea level and without using expensive and heavy devices.
While browsing this website, you will learn
what hypoventilation means and how
hypoventilation training has evolved through
You will also find an answer to the most frequently asked
questions (FAQ) and you can consult the
concerning the studies on hypoventilation training carried out
by Paris 13 University and ARPEH. Do not hesitate to read the
news to have the
latest information about hypoventilation training.
Hypoventilation training is an innovative and natural training
method, which, if well applied, can help athletes boost their
performance while respecting sporting ethics. Thanks to
hypoventilation training, it is possible to make progress and
push one's limits in accordance with Pierre de Coubertin's
"Faster, Higher, Stronger"
Ph.D in Human
Qualified teacher in Physical Education
founder of ARPEH,
Teacher-Researcher associated to Paris 13 University,
"Cellular and functional responses to hypoxia"
Main contributors to the
scientific studies on hypoventilation training
Prof. Jean Paul
Richalet. Doctor in Medicine,
Ph.D in Natural Sciences, qualified in Biomathematics,
University Professor in Physiology and Chief of the "Service des
Explorations Fonctionnelles" in Avicenne Hospital of Paris Nord.
He is the Director of the
laboratory "Cellular and
functional responses to hypoxia" and the Scientific
Director of the
"Association pour la recherche en physiologie de
l'Environnement". He is one of the world's greatest experts
in the area of altitude medicine and altitude physiology. He has
published more than 200 scientific articles in international
journals so far and is the author of 2
books on health and medicine in altitude. His works are carried
out both in man and animal and deal with physiology and
physio-pathology of altitude-induced hypoxia, physiology of
oxygen transport, exercise physiology and sport medicine. He is
regurlarly invited in international conferences or congresses to
present his scientific works and acts as a reviewer for numerous
Aurélien Pichon. Ph.D in Sport Sciences, qualified to take
office as University Professor in Physiology, he works as a
Teacher-Researcher in Paris 13 University. His scientific works
are carried out in the laboratory "Cellular and functional
responses to hypoxia". Specialized in exercise physiology, he is
the author or co-author of 45 articles published in
international scientific journals and of two book chapters. His
researches focus on both man and animal exposed to hypoxic
conditions at rest, during exercise or during physical training.
He has taken part in many international conferences and
congresses and acts as a reviewer for several scientific
Christine Lamberto. Doctor in
Medecine, she works as a Teacher-Researcher in Paris 13
University and as hospital doctor (in charge of the
"Explorations Fonctionnelles Respiratoires" area in Avicenne
Hospital, Paris Nord). She is specialized in respiratory
physio-pathology and in exercise physiology (35-year
experience). She is the author or co-author of 29 articles
published in international scientific journals and is involved
in the writting of two book chapters dealing with Medicine.
Medicine, Teacher-Researcher in Physiolgoy, he works as a
hospital doctor in
the "Service des Explorations
Fonctionnelles" in Avicenne Hospital of Paris Nord. He
has a 30-year experience in the area of exercise physiology and
is the author or co-author of 56 articles published in
international scientific journals. He has presented his
scientific works in many international conferences or