What is Aerofit?
Aerofit is a training equipment which originally was developed for patients with lung problems for example asthmatics. Aerofit is intended to train the diaphragm and the intercostal muscles seperately. The fundamental idea behind this product is that you obtain a more powerful breathing when adding a harder load on the breathing musculature gradually.
Training with Aerofit
The training consists in breathing through a valve with a mouthpiece in a limited period of time. Here, the different capsules corresponding to the resistance needed loads the breathing musculature. It is the same principle as the weight loading on the muscles when you exercise the traditional fitness training.
10 minutes twice a day is enough
Aerofit is constructed in such a way that you only need to train for 10 minutes twice a day to get an improvement up to 25 per cent in your breathing.
Your respiratory musculature (the diaphragm and intercostal muscles) will get stronger. This will make you capable of continuing to give your best for a longer period of time before you respiratory musculature will be tired out. Further, a specific training of your diaphragm is very important as an untrained diaphragm uses substantially more energy than a trained one does. This is important because the diaphragm is one of the body’s biggest muscles. (please see Sport)
Asthmatics and patients having a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Your inspiratory pressure (the pressure when you breathe in) will increase, that means that you will be able to get more air into your lungs more quickly than before which can compensate for a reduced function.
The expiratory (exhalation) training is characterized in a high pressure, which contributes to blow out phlegm from the respiratory tracts and which in so doing makes it easier for the breathing to get through the system. (please see Asthma)
Singers and wind players
Your inspiratory pressure (the pressure when you breathe in) will increase, which means that you will be able to get more air into your lungs more quickly than before.
Your expiratory pressure (the pressure when you breathe out) will also be strengthened, so you will be able to sustain the long phrases and notes over a longer period of time than you have been accustomed to before. (please see Music)
Who makes use of Aerofit today?
Today, the Aerofit system is still used for asthmatics and for people having bronchitis who by their own want to improve their health and well-being and who wish to reduce the consumption of medicin.
However, a wide range of talented athletes, who have very big loads on the breathing when exercising their sports, have started training with Aerofit.
Besides this, Aerofit is also used by divers and mountain climbers and it is very much used by singers, wind players and actors. Everyone who uses the breathing in connection with the job or the hobby and who wishes to increase the staying power and the control of the breathing.