CVAC = Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning

We at Ascent firmly believe the CVAC process™ is based on improving the body’s adaptation response to stressors. The most closely linked comparisons to such stressors are: resistance exercise, adaptation to high altitude, and adaptation to other environmental conditions such as temperature and barometric pressure.

The CVAC process applies precisely composed rhythm-based changes to pressure, temperature and density of air. These changes in pressure set up waves of tension and relaxation, simulating the pulsatile nature of breathing, muscle contraction and blood flow that is consistent with interval, circuit and strength training. In other words, “Effort Free Physical Conditioning”™.

CVAC Technology: “The Pod”

The CVAC process is delivered via a single-occupant CVAC Pod; a contained and variable-controlled environment wherein both pressure and temperature are cycled at customized frequencies.

The CVAC process provides a dynamically changing environment. The breathed, less-dense atmosphere (fresh air) that is produced during a CVAC session is natural and does not employ chemical means. 

Application of CVAC Technology

CVAC is a passive process that utilizes dynamic changes in air pressure and temperature to stimulate every part of the body simultaneously. This is accomplished inside a safe and comfortable CVAC Pod. CVAC sessions last 20 minutes each. A common regimen involves an individual doing 40 minutes, (2 CVAC sessions) two to three times per week.

CVAC System’s current product configuration consists of the CVAC Pod wherein the individual is seated. CVAC profiles are proprietary algorithms that specifically define the changes that occur during a CVAC session. In accordance with each CVAC profile, the application system controls all mechanical and electrical components that work together to deliver the CVAC process.



Anyone can benefit from improved fitness. People of all ages and activity levels are using the CVAC process™ to help improve their overall fitness without the aggressive physical exertion often associated with an exercise regimen.

The Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning™ (CVAC) process is based on improving the body’s adaptation response to stressors. Ad­aptation is the common thread linking interval, circuit, and strength training. When muscles recover after the stress of a heavy load, they react by adapting. Frequent adaptations refine the body as it becomes increasingly able to cope with harder efforts, more wattage, and heavier loads.

Athletes who have added the CVAC process to their training regimens have gained a competitive edge with reported improvement in three areas vital to performance—recovery, endurance and power.

Individuals of all ages and levels of fitness report results that include:

  • Increased stamina
  • Improved feeling of alertness and mental acuity (cognitive fitness)
  • Reduction in inflammation and swelling
  • Improved recovery time after exercise or other exertion
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Better-quality sleep (deeper, more restful sleep; less wake-ups)
  • Accelerated healing times and reduction of chronic pain



The CVAC process is intended to provide adaptation-based physical conditioning. The CVAC technology is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, heal, lessen, manage or prevent any disease or other medical condition.