If you are engaged in high intensity training you know that most of the times your breathing is holding you back from getting better results. Your legs may be able to take you further, your muscles may still have energy left in them, you may have the right mindset to keep going, but your respiration simply can’t keep it up.
If you are in this position right now and you are looking for a way to break through your athletic performance plateau by improving your respiratory muscles you are in the right place. In this article we are going to briefly discuss how you can teach and train your body to breathe more efficiently. Yes, there is a way to train your respiratory muscles, and it is much more challenging and rewarding than simple yoga breathing exercises.
What Is Resistance Breathing?
Just as the name suggests, it is a method of training all the muscles which are responsible with inhaling and exhaling which consists of adding some resistance to air intake. So instead of putting yourself through long training regiments to get yourself to max out your respiratory capacity, you can add resistance to your breathing with a piece of workout equipment like Training Mask.
The Training Mask is a great tool which you can easily add to your workouts to achieve just that right from the first breath you take. This advanced breathing resistance device will help you master your breathing technique and it will teach you to involuntary control your breathing even when you are performing high intensity exercises.
Breathing at a steady peace is more beneficial than rapid and shallow breathing. It will help you take control of your body and boost your performance throughout your training session, regardless of the intensity of your workout.
Benefits Of Respiratory Training
Respiratory training enhances your endurance by making your inspiratory and expiratory muscles stronger. This type of training increases your lung size or capacity in the long run. Other beneficial outcomes of respiratory training include more efficient transportation and utilization of the oxygen as well as higher oxygen uptake.
In simpler words, when your body constantly gets less oxygen from the Training Mask air resistance, it will become more efficient at utilizing the oxygen that it does receive.
Respiratory training is also known to boost the anabolic effect post-workout by increasing the production of neuroendocrine hormones. This leads us to another beneficial by product of using the Training Mask – increased fat loss. By performing high intensity activities using the Training Mask you can achieve higher levels of fat loss that are challenging to achieve through traditional training. This fat loss boost is actually triggered by improved performance at ventrilatory threshold and at the respiratory compensation threshold.
Common sense will tell you that being able to train and a higher intensity (higher heart rate) will result in an increased caloric consumption. And fat loss is all about calories in versus calories burned. The exciting thing is that your body will stay in a fat burning state even after you’ve finished your respiratory training. Just as in high intensity interval training your body will maintain and increased metabolic rate for up to 24 hours after you have finished the workout.
The Challenge Is On You
If you haven’t incorporated respiratory training in your program we challenge you to do so. See for yourself the amazing benefits of training in an air restrictive environment. Use the Training Mask smart though and understand that it will not be easy. Start out slow and focus on progressing to higher air resistance levels as you become more advanced.