Why a Bodybuilder Needs a Mouthpiece
Not to be confused with protective sports mouthguards worn by athletes who play contact sports, the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece is specifically designed for hardcore bodybuilders and other high-intensity and endurance athletes. It doesn’t protect the teeth from contact, but that’s not the kind of protection a bodybuilder needs from a mouthpiece. A bodybuilding mouthpiece helps increase your strength and endurance while reducing your muscles’ recovery time.
Because we know that bodybuilding athletes work hard and make sacrifices for their chosen sport, we want to support you in as many ways as possible. The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece was designed by Dr. Dena Garner specifically for this purpose. The bodybuilding mouthpiece was in research and development for 15 years to perfect its effectiveness. It was tested on elite athletes at the Citadel in South Carolina, where Dr. Garner wrote numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles proving its efficacy.
Continue reading to learn why and how the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece works.
What benefits are provided by the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece?
As you work out, your body produces cortisol and lactic acid. Cortisol is a beneficial hormone that is produced when the body or mind undergoes a great deal of stress. In small amounts, cortisol can help your body deal with stressful or dangerous situations. However, when you put your body under physical stress such as in high-intensity bodybuilding workouts, excess cortisol is created. With cortisol, the saying “too much of a good thing is a bad thing,” is true.
Excess cortisol can affect your body in a number of ways. It can increase your risk of developing chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. It can also trigger effects that are the opposite of why you’re working out for in the first place. For one, weight gain can be produced when excess amounts of cortisol are released into your body. Additionally, your muscles can experience fatigue much more quickly than they would without the extra cortisol.
Your body also produces lactic acid under intense workout conditions. Lactic acid is a byproduct of anaerobic respiration, the process cells use to produce energy when they’re not getting oxygen. This can give you an extra boost of energy in the short term, but produce increased muscle fatigue in the process of an intense, long workout.
The benefits provided by the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece boil down to reducing excess cortisol and lactic acid production. Read on to learn how the mouthpiece works.
The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece directions your tongue down and forward and when you bite down, it creates the optimal airway opening. It's patented and scientifically proven with peer-reviewed, published research to provide athletes:
- Increased Endurance: Reduces your respiratory rate by 20%.
- Increased Strength: Improves muscular endurance.
- Faster Recovery: Reduces cortisol build up levels by up to 50%.
How does the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece for bodybuilding work?
The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece is made of our patented VistaMaxx material, which is soft enough for your comfort and tough enough to deal with teeth clenching during workout after workout. The material does not absorb bacteria, so care and maintenance is easy. You can wash it in gentle soap or toothpaste and warm water each day and it will stay clear and odor-free throughout months and years of use.
The first thing you’ll do when you receive your mouthpiece is mold it specifically to your teeth. This takes only a couple of minutes and requires no special equipment outside of a microwave and a bowl of cold water. If you get dental or orthodontic work that changes the terrain of your teeth, you can remold the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece easily and as many times as needed.
There are two main features of the mouthpiece that help your body during your workout. The bite plate fits over your molars to help the piece stay in place. By clenching your teeth lightly during your workout or performance, you put your jaw in the position it needs to be in to help open your airway and support the O2/CO2 exchange.
The second feature is the intake bar, which you align behind your bottom front teeth. When you wear the mouthpiece, you place your tongue forward and down to tuck under the bar. This tongue position along with the jaw position the bite plate produces combine together to increase the size of your airway by 8 to 9 percent, which can make a big difference. It can immediately reduce your respiratory rate by over 20 percent, resulting in increased endurance by decreasing lactic acid production. It also improves natural cortisol reduction by up to 50 percent after intense workouts, which helps improve recovery time that builds up muscular endurance and causes greater strength over time.
Where can I get my AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece?
The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece was engineered for the comfort of hardcore bodybuilders like you. It’s designed to provide you with increased endurance, increased strength, and faster recovery times. Rather than restricting your breathing like some devices on the market, it adjusts your jaw and tongue in ways that make breathing more natural and efficient. Order the best bodybuilding mouthpiece online today and see the difference AIRWAAV can make!