Questions about Training Mask

If you have questions about Training Mask please review the FAQs below. If you're question is not answered below, feel free to drop us a line and we will get back to you ASAP.

Q: Who can use Training Mask 2.0?


Training Mask 2.0 is a breathing resistance device intended for use by physically fit persons over the age of 16 years. Respiratory resistance exercises and breathing technique training has been studied under a number of circumstances and applications, for everyone from professional athletes through to the elderly and sufferers of pulmonary disease. It is widely agreed that breathing control and 'correct' breathing is particularly important during physical exercise.

For professional athletes the Training Mask 2.0 can be particularly beneficial during injury rehabilitation to maintain cardiovascular fitness. There are a number of other training benefits that can come from introducing Training Mask into your training program.

If you have any known medical condition such as high blood pressure, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, or if you are taking any type of prescription medication, you should consult your doctor prior to using the Training Mask. Please refer to Train Safe with Training Mask for more information.

Q: Can't I just 'train harder'?


Absolutely! The more often and intensely you exercise, the greater your physical results. The trouble is, with increased intensity comes an increased risk of injury. If you're already injured, you need to give your body time to heal while attempting to maintain your fitness level. That's where Training Mask can help to keep you working hard, without the impact on your musculoskeletal system. By the same principle (and our own practical experience), when you're starting out with regular exercise following a break, Training Mask can give your workouts an extra level of cardio intensity to kickstart that post-holiday or pre-summer fitness program.

Q: Does Training Mask remove oxygen from the air I breathe?


Training Mask DOES NOT alter the composition of the air you breathe. If it did, it would cost 1000s of dollars, weigh about 200Kgs, plug into the wall and make a humming sound. Training Mask makes your lungs work harder (breathing resistance), similar to the effect of 'thin' air at higher altitudes, and it does this anywhere you want to train (except underwater...) for a fraction of the cost of a full hypoxic system.

Q: How do I use it??


Good question! You're not the first to wonder this. In a nutshell, Training Mask is a face mask which seals around your nose and mouth. It is held in place with a neoprene sleeve around the back of your head, and a stretchy strap over the top of your head (optional).

Of the three valves in the Mask, the central valve allows you to exhale and the outer two valves provide the resistance when you breath in. The level of resistance is controlled by the valve caps, of which there are six (6). You can refer to the included instructional booklet that comes with your Training Mask 2.0 for example exercises.

Q: How do I purchase the Training Mask 2.0?


Purchasing the Training Mask 2.0 is easy - you can purchase directly from the Shop on this website. We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard and PayPal. Training Mask accessories, such as sleeves and resistance valve sets, are also available through the Shop.

Training Mask Oceania also attends select sporting events throughout the year with limited stock available for purchase - a calendar of events will be made available soon.

Training Mask 2.0 will soon be available at a limited number of retail outlets in Australia and New Zealand - we'll keep you posted!

Q: Do you deliver to all locations in Australia?


Yes, Training Mask Oceania does pride themselves on providing efficient delivery to all locations within Australia.

Updates on where your parcel is throughout the delivery process are provided up until it arrives on your doorstep by Australia Post.

To find out more about our delivery process please head to our Shipping and Returns page.

Q: How much is postage/shipping within Australia?


We are pleased to offer free postage for all Australian* orders of $100 or more. For postage options other than standard postage (Australia Post Parcel Post) please refer to the Shipping and Returns page.

For orders under $100 Australia Post rates apply an option must be selected during checkout.

*Orders shipped to a location within Australia.

Q: Do you deliver to locations outside of Australia?


Yes, Training Mask Oceania delivers to New Zealand, Singapore, Philippines, Fiji,  and Papu New Guinea. Please refer to our International Orders shipping rates.

If there is a specific country you would like Training Mask Oceania to post to that is not listed above, please email your postage enquiry to orders@trainingmaskoceania.com. A Training Mask Oceania team member will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

Q: How much is postage/shipping outside of Australia?


Our warehouse is based in Australia. We are the most central and reliable distributor for the Oceania region.

Please refer to the Shipping and Returns page for estimated shipping costs to countries outside of Australia.

Q: Can I purchase the silicon part separately?


Update - January, 2016: Unfortunately the silicon part of the Mask is no longer available for separate purchase. The silicon part of your Training Mask should last for at least a couple of years if you treat it well.

Q: Do you offer a warranty?


Yes. All of our products are covered by a 90-Day Warranty covering the flux valves, sleeve, silicon mask, and Velcro. Damage caused from NON use is NOT covered. If you wish to make a warranty claim, please send a good quality photo of the 'faulty' portion of your Training Mask to orders@trainingmaskoceania.com. In your email please ensure you include your full name, contact phone number and order number.

Q: Do you offer size exchanges?


Yes, we do allow size exchanges within 14 days of your order being dispatched, however we strongly recommend you refer to the Sizing Guide on this website before purchasing your Mask. Return postage will be at your expense and all packaging and contents must be returned in 'as-new' condition.

Please be aware that if the Mask has been worn or used we cannot process your exchange request.

Q: How do I know what size I am in the Training Mask 2.0?


To ensure the correct and comfortable fit of your Training Mask, please refer to the Sizing Guide on this website. Please take with determining your size as worn masks cannot be exchanged.

If you're still not sure you can call one of our friendly staff here at Training Mask Oceania - +61 (0)7 5302 7026

Q: How do I know that my credit card details are secure?


This website is built and hosted with Adobe Business Catalyst. All online transactions are processed through a secure payment gateway protected by 128-bit encryption SSL to ensure your personal details are kept just that - personal.

You can readily recognise an active secure connection by the small padlock icon, generally shown in the address bar of your browser but sometimes at the bottom of the screen.

Additionally, we assure you that your credit card details are not stored by Training Mask Oceania.

Q: How do I track my order?


An email containing your order details and your tracking number will be sent to your provided email address with all the details you need to keep up-to-date on your order's whereabouts. For more information on how to track your order, please visit our Shipping and Returns page.

Q: How do I care for my Training Mask 2.0?


We suggest you wash your Training Mask regularly in order to maintain hygiene and longevity. In fact, it's a great idea to at least rinse it in fresh water after every use.

Training Mask Oceania has received feedback from frequent users that simply hand washing your Training Mask with mildly soapy warm water is fast and effective. DO NOT machine wash or tumble dry your Training Mask or sleeve. The printed finish and neoprene core of sleeves may be damaged with machine washing. A gentle hand wash in mildly soapy warm water is sufficient, followed by hanging to drip dry in the shade.

Please note: Do not saturate or submerge the resistance valves unless you are able to safely disassemble them for drying afterwards. Please make sure the resistance valves are free from moisture before use.

Q: Can I share my Training Mask?


The normal rules of personal hygiene apply here - if you are comfortable sharing your Training Mask with your partner / brother / mother / son / etc., we strongly recommend that you clean it thoroughly between uses. Please refer to 'How do I care for my Training Mask 2.0?'. We DO NOT recommend sharing a Training Mask between multiple persons.

Q: Can I mix and match Sleeve sizes?


Sleeve sizes are designed to match the Mask size. However it is possible to use a Sleeve that is one size larger than the Mask size, e.g. a MEDIUM Sleeve on a SMALL Mask. Some users find this to be more comfortable if the fit seems too tight (especially across the bridge of the nose).

We do not recommend using a smaller Sleeve than the size of your Mask. The Sleeve is made from a super-soft neoprene core fabric which should not be over-stretched.

Q: How do I reach a Training Mask Oceania Team Member if I need further assistance?


Please refer to our contact page to learn about all of the ways you can get in touch with Training Mask Oceania. If you require a speedy response, please contact us by phone on +61 (0)7 5302 7026.

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A walk-through for new users covering the components of your Training Mask, how they all work together, and how to acclimatise to the Mask (with example warm-up exercises).

why I use training mask

Pete Jacobs
Helps take the focus off my major muscles as I work on my breathing control
— Pete Jacobs

In 2012 Australian Triathlete Pete Jacobs achieved his 10 year dream of winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. His 'less is more' approach had also helped him place 2nd in 2011 and gave him the 3rd fastest marathon in the races history in 2010, at 2:41:05.

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