We spend countless hours training our legs, core, and endurance. But what about our lungs? Until now we only trained our lungs as a by-product of our training. Today there is a brand new device from Denmark that will let you take your lungs to the gym for a workout.
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I'm really excited to share with you a new product called Airofit. It is a training device for your lungs. It works like a mouthpiece and it is connected via Bluetooth to their training app on your phone. The mouthpiece controls the rate at which you can breathe in air and exhale air for the various workouts.
If you are like most athletes you are probably already doing as much as your body can handle or schedule will allow for your training. What I love about Airofit is that it doesn't take additional energy or add more fatigue to your body and in only 10 minutes a day you can see massive athletic improvements.
I've been using Airofit for the past 60 days and it has transformed the way I breathe while running and cycling. Here is what it has done for me:
Increased my total lung capacity
This means that more air can get into your lungs to be utilized by the muscles. How? Stretching your diaphragm and intercostal muscles allows you to decrease the residual volume and increase the amount of usable air.
Strengthened my Respiratory Muscles.
Think of this as endurance work. With most of the focus on the diaphragm, endurance athletes can benefit from respiratory trainers because it will prolong the time until we fatigue, which prolongs the oxygen supply to motor muscles.
Boosted my anaerobic capacity
My ability to maintain maximum efforts for longer. This was the feature that absolutely sold me on Airofit. Any training tool that can improve my anaerobic tolerance is a product that I can get behind.
How does it work?
Just so there is NO Confusion, you do NOT use Airofit while running, cycling, or working out. You use it before or after your training when you are at rest.
What is remarkable is how simple it is. You put the mouthpiece in and turn it on. It automatically connects to your phone. You then start the different workouts and training programs in the app. It tells you when to breath in, when to breath out, and in some of the training programs when to hold your breath and for how long.
What's cool is that you can see in real-time the breath you are taking in the app. It will say breath in at a certain rate and if you go too fast your inhalation line jumps way above the recommended line. The goal is to control your breathing to keep your breath inline with the recommendation line to complete the workout.
Does it work?
The experience from the first athletes using Airofit is almost too good to be true, but the research does back up the findings of these athletes. In as little as 4 weeks, athletes are seeing huge improvements in their ability to inhale a greater amount of oxygen and as a result, boost endurance and the time they can sustain maximum anaerobic efforts.
The best part is that it takes under 10 minutes per day. It won't interfere with your regular training or make you tired. Plus you can do it almost anywhere, including watching TV.
Is it only for Pro Athletes?
While super-elite athletes will certainly benefit significantly from Airofit training, the data and past research suggest that slightly less trained athletes will benefit even more from training with Airofit.
How the training works
The secret sauce for Airofit is the training program in the app (iOS & Android) that guides you through different lung workouts each day. They are set up as a progression and as you get better at each session, the app increases the difficulty using the adjustment rings on the mouthpiece.
The first sessions I did were really challenging. I thought, "I'm never going to be able to do this". It was amazing how BAD I was at them. But in only a few days I could already feel the training working and they got easier and easier then the app increased in difficulty!
Just like with any training, when you work on your weaknesses you see huge improvements quickly. After just the first 4 weeks I was ecstatic with the improvements I had made.
The basic components of the training sessions are as follows:
- Respiratory Strength is going to improve your exhale strength, massively. The training is focused on strengthening your diaphragm so that you inhale and exhale more air in a given amount of time. The big factor for cyclists is that your muscle fatigue resistance will increase, so you’ll spend less energy breathing.
- Anaerobic Tolerance will teach you how to exhale and then hold your breath; it’s more of hypoxic training when you consider it all. Studies show that prolonged breath-holding induces additional blood vessel growth, which significantly boosts muscle oxygenation. This prolongs the period in which you stay within aerobic metabolism, reducing lactic buildup, which allows you to perform at higher intensities for longer. Not to mention, hypoxia directly correlates to reduced heart rate, which increases time to exhaustion, but more importantly, a greater ability to withstand extremely hard and extended efforts.
- Vital Lung Capacity allows you to both inhale and exhale more air, improving your body’s oxygenation, your efficiency with every breath, and your endurance. This is really a residual benefit from the Respiratory Strength training.