‘Pink’ is a significant film in a day and age when women have failed endlessly at seeking justice in court. It was not just critically-acclaimed, but also commercially accepted because it conveyed a common yet a snubbed message – ‘When a woman says NO, it means you stop’.
In the movie, Amitji who played the role of a retired judge was often seen wearing a training mask. Well, it did add murkiness to the character but generally, this mask is used for a reason. It is an elevation training mask commonly used by athletes during their training programs.
Virat Kohli uses it too:
Sneak peek into my morning cardio session. 15 minutes on the bike at level 3 maintaining an rpm of 120 throughout then straight onto the treadmill for 10 strides of 20 seconds each and step on the sides for 10 seconds rest inbetween. 10 of these back to back at a speed of 19 km/hr and level 1 on incline. All of this using the altitude training mask which makes it twice as hard. Train hard train smart. Wish everyone a active and healthy day. 👊🏃👌
When one wears this mask, the breathing rate slows down and makes one feel like they are at a high altitude. Thereby preparing his/her body to survive in such acute situations.
Elevation masks don’t change the pressure of incoming air; all they do is simply reduce the total amount of airflow to the lungs which condition the lungs and strengthen the diaphragm. It further increases the overall lung capacity and oxygen intake.
As Kohli said, “Using the altitude training mask makes the training even harder”. But there is no gain without pain.
Train hard, train smart.