QUESTION – We all breathe already … So why should I spend time training it?
Part 1: Physical Performance
It may or may not be obvious that breathing can be a hugely limiting factor to performance. Take me as an example. I am an endurance athlete – you would think that I should just… run. But if I only trained my legs, my breathing muscles would be prone to fatigue first. When that happens, something called the Metabolic Reflex kicks in. Essentially, this diverts blood flow from your limbs to your breathing muscles as they are more important for survival. Once your limbs get less blood flow, they don’t get as oxygenated, and we all know what happens next – it gets a whole lot harder to run. That’s why you should train your respiratory muscles just like any other muscle group. Airofit provides resistance training, which develops the breathing muscles, making them stronger, faster and more efficient. Suddenly, you don’t run out of breath as fast, you can stick to a steady pace without having to slow down or regretting your life choices. Another crucial area for me has been my Vital Lung Capacity. We have all heard that you should take deep breaths – and that’s a very valid advice. Those deep breaths contribute to efficient gas exchange in your lungs and efficient energy usage. Let’s try to breathe shallowly for a moment; actually try it! Very soon you will start feeling like you are out of breath even though you are probably sitting down reading this. That out-of-breath feeling is your vital lung capacity inefficiency talking. You aren’t inhaling enough, your heart rate increases trying to compensate and keep up with your breathing. Now imagine if you were doing that while running. How long could you last doing that? What Vital Lung Capacity actually is, is the amount of air you can exhale after one full inhale. This difference between Vital Lung Capacity and Total Lung Capacity is the residual volume of our lungs, which is the amount of air that is left in your lungs after exhaling.
Now, Residual Volume serves a purpose of not letting your lung tissue stick together and your lungs collapsing. However, if you have never trained your breathing, that Residual Volume is bigger than it should be. Airofit allows you to work on the flexibility of your diaphragm and thorax joints. This helps you decrease the Residual Volume, so you can exhale more air and then replace it with more fresh, oxygen-rich air.
The ability to inhale and exhale more air at once means you can take fewer breaths, waste less energy on breathing and leave more for the locomotor muscles.
Part 2: Breathing Training is not just for athletes.
All of the above applies to ‘normal people’, too. We all know someone who is out of breath after 2 flights of stairs. And they all have an opportunity to change that. Improved breathing will benefit absolutely anyone – from elite athletes, to weekend warriors, to asthmatics and everyone’s parents. In fact, the more out of shape you are, the more room for improvement you have when it comes to breathing training. It will give you more energy for your hobbies, everyday activities or simply the things you love. Recently Airofit did a case study with a 71-year-old woman who suffers from COPD and was, unfortunately, not living her best life, having given up even on spending time with her grandkids because it was simply too much. Read how she managed to change things around using Airofit.
Part 3: It’s easier than it seems.
5-10 minutes a day. That’s all it takes. When it comes to breathing training, consistency is key. However, once you see your numbers increasing and are able to feel the effects on yourself, you will not want to stop. Airofit is designed to be used separately from all other physical activity, so you can fit it into even the busiest of schedules. Simply spend 5 minutes in the morning and 5 in the evening while watching the telly. Just try it yourself. They are offering a 45-day money-back guarantee if you don’t like it or don’t feel like it is making much of a difference(I doubt that will be the case, though), no questions asked.
My feedback on the Airofit device and app.
I have been using Airofit for 5 months now and together with the user friendly app interface I’ve been following a training plan to increase my lung capacity and strength. It’s often easy to forget that our lungs are another muscle that we need to train. Airofit has allowed me to adapt my training regimes to include the inside of my body as well as the outside. For anybody that likes stats, the app gives a great overview of how you’re improving over time and the increased overall fitness that you will feel.
You can use the link below to check it out yourself and also grab a little discount on your way! Airofit.com/NickButter
Airofit – Stay A Breath Ahead!