About our Exercise
Our breathing exercise is modeled after the relaxing and slow breathing exercises used in Yoga and Tai Chi. Our exercise promotes relaxation and proper breathing technique, but with the addition of adjustable resistance to strengthen your lungs.
It is a slow and continuous flowing breathing resistance exercise, inhaling and exhaling through the comfortable mouthpiece. This is by far a more complete and effective breathing exercise than the one provided by threshold machines that separate and isolate inhaling from exhaling during the exercise.
Insert the mouthpiece in your mouth with the engraved word “top” at the base of the mouthpiece facing up. Bite down the inner sides of the mouthpiece to hold it in place.
Breathe in and out while adjusting the resistance valve to select your desired level of breathing resistance (make it challenging, but not uncomfortable). Turn the valve to the left for more resistance (+), and turn it to the right for less (-). Once you have set your desired level of resistance, do the following three step exercise without taking the mouthpiece out of your mouth.
- Inhale through the mouthpiece slowly, as deeply as you can.
- Hold your breath for a couple of seconds.
- Exhale through the mouthpiece slowly until you’re almost out of breath.
Remove the unit from your mouth and breathe normally until you catch your breath.
Then repeat the above exercise 10 times to complete one set. Do 2 to 4 sets per day, preferably before any meals.
For athletes, do an additional set right before you start any sport or physical activity (Walk, Run, Swim, Bike, Row, Dive. Etc.) This is a great warm-up exercise!
NOTE: Do this exercise in a well ventilated area. Do not do this exercise if you smoke.
Do not share the use of your unit with another person. If you have any medical condition, consult your physician about doing this exercise for your specific condition.
Wash entire unit daily with an antibacterial dishwashing liquid. Rinse with clean water thoroughly and drip dry with the mouthpiece facing down.