How to Improve Workout Breathing
You may be aware of the protective sports mouthguards worn by football players and other contact sports athletes. These mouthguards are designed to provide protection for the player’s teeth and mouth during rough play, and it’s a very good idea for contact sports players to use these devices.
But what if your sport is non-contact, like cycling, weightlifting, running, or high-intensity interval training (HIIT)? Do you need a sports mouthguard? There’s actually a better mouthpiece for you, called the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece. It doesn’t provide the protection of a contact sports mouthguard, but it can do something even more beneficial: help you achieve proper, more efficient breathing while working out.
The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece was developed specifically for high-intensity and endurance athletes. It can be an efficient way to make progress toward your goals in your chosen activity. Our performance mouthpiece can help increase your endurance by reducing your respiratory rate by more than 20 percent, which also results in less lactic acid production. It also reduces cortisol buildup by up to 50 percent after high-intensity workouts, which reduces the recovery time your muscles need post-workout. By increasing your muscular endurance, our mouthpiece can also help you increase your overall strength. Continue reading to learn how the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece can benefit your performance in high-intensity and endurance sports.
The Most Effective Sports Mouthpiece
When participating in aerobic exercise like running, cycling, HIIT, and weightlifting, using a breathing technique that works to get the most oxygen possible to your lungs can benefit your performance both short- and long-term. One technique that can help regulate your breathing when working out is to coordinate your breathing with your movement. When you do this, you breathe in and out at certain points that correspond to specific moments in the movement cycle.
One example of this breathing technique can be seen during running. Studies show that a runner tends to naturally fall into a cycle that is the most efficient, breathing out as their foot falls. The same is true for cyclists and HIIT athletes. One thing to be careful of, however, is how deep or shallow you are breathing.
Deep breathing is better because it provides more oxygen to your cells and prevents painful cramps that many people get when doing intense exercise. Therefore, if you tend to exhale each time your foot hits the ground or pushes the pedal, you want to work on controlling your breath so that you exhale every other time your foot lands or pushes. This motion causes you to inhale for longer and breathe more deeply, even when exerting yourself to the limit.
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 the AIRWAAV Works as a Resistance Mouthpiece for Exercise
The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece is fashioned out of our patented VistaMaxx material, which can be molded to your teeth to enhance comfort and help to keep the mouthpiece in its proper position while you work out. When you first receive your mouthpiece, molding it to your teeth is simple. It only takes a couple of minutes of your time, a microwave, and a bowl of cold water. If you are having orthodontic or other dental work done, you don’t have to buy a new mouthpiece when the configuration of your teeth has changed. You can remold your AIRWAAV as many times as necessary.
The AIRWAAV is made up of a bite plate and an intake bar. You place the mouthpiece facing down so that your lower teeth rest on the bite plate. During intense periods of exercise, you bite down on the plate, which not only helps keep it in place, but also puts your jaw in the best position to support O2/CO2 exchange by opening your airway to its maximum capacity. This position is also known to reduce cortisol production, helping your muscles recover faster after intense workouts.
The intake bar is the forward part of the mouthpiece that is placed against your lower teeth. When you begin your workout, you place your tongue forward and down, tucking it under the intake bar. This, combined with the position of your teeth on the bite plate, causes your tongue to flex and open the airway nearly 10 percent wider. In addition to supporting the O2/CO2 exchange, this can lower your respiratory rate and decrease the production of lactic acid. The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece is designed to provide you with the most effective intense workout experience possible.
Where can I get an AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece?
The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece has been developed to help you build your strength and endurance, reduce your recovery time, and improve strength. Over 15 years of research and development have been performed by its inventor, Dr. Dena Garner, with elite athletes and cadets at the Citadel in South Carolina. With the support of peer-reviewed scientific research behind the science of AIRWAAV, we can assure you that AIRWAAV is the best oxygen-increasing mouthpiece on the market. Order the best performance mouthpiece available online today and see what a difference wearing AIRWAAV makes in your high-intensity or endurance workouts.