Sports and Fitness November 28, 2020
The Airofit System is an interesting way to train your respiratory system that is made up of the Airofit Breathing Trainer and the Virtual Breathing Coach that is available via the interactive mobile app, this kit aims to improve your respiratory strength, vital lung capacity, anaerobic threshold, and other areas of your breathing.
The Airofit can be used by anyone looking to improve their anaerobic stamina be it athletes looking to become stronger or recovering from an illness, there is strong evidence that breathing training helps those who suffer from asthma or COPD. The device works by providing adjustable resistance when you breathe with just a turn of a dial, it can then measure your breathing volumes and strength which can be reviewed on the app. The Virtual Breathing Coach provides you with real-time direction and feedback, whilst showing you your progression over time in various tested exercises and training programs. Airofit recommend training just 3-5minutes a day, which over 8 weeks will improve your lung strength by up to 8% and each training session is personalised to your age, gender, size and physical strengths.
It is worth noting this device is to be used on its own and not during exercise, this makes it easy to fit into your daily routine, you can do a session whilst watching tv. The Airofit works by causing resistance on the muscles that control your lungs, mainly the diaphragm and intercostal muscles, just like any other muscle work out the resistance causes fatigue, which encourages muscle tissue growth which builds up strength over time. The built-in pressure sensors and the Bluetooth transmitter follows your breathing patterns and you see them on your phone via the app, the virtual breathing coach ensures all exercises are performed correctly and safely. This modest device is truly effective, yes it comes at a cost but so do all training equipment that actually works, it is straightforward to use, compact enough to travel with you and provides genuine results. RRP £235
- Strengthens breathing muscles
- Short sessions
- Easy to use
- Intuitive and supportive app
- Could be too pricey for some