VO2 max is the measure of the maximum amount of oxygen your body can use during exercise. It is also known as maximal oxygen uptake, peak oxygen uptake, and maximal aerobic capacity. The best way to measure cardiovascular fitness is to measure VO2 max.
Elite athletes who participate in aerobic sports like running, cycling, and rowing generally have a very high VO2 max. Increasing your VO2 max is one way of improving your potential to perform at a high level in your sport.
The AIRWAAV Endurance Performance Mouthpiece can help you improve your VO2 max. The mouthpiece represents 15 years of research and development conducted with elite cadet athletes at the Citadel to perfect the most efficient way of opening your airway and optimizing your performance, which is essential to improving your VO2 max level.
What are the benefits of improving my VO2 max?
Even people who are not athletes can improve their health by increasing their VO2 max. In fact, low levels of cardiovascular fitness are linked with an increased risk of heart disease, so any improvement in cardiovascular fitness is beneficial for the average person. Increasing your VO2 max can provide benefits such as:
- Increased life span
- Better quality of life
- Reduced risk of diabetes
- Reduced risk of stroke
- Reduced risk of heart disease
- Reduced risk of cancer
- Improved mood
- Better sleep
Tips to Improve Your VO2 Max
There are two main ways to increase your VO2 max: increase the amount of oxygen your muscles can take up and increase the amount of blood your heart can pump. The AIRWAAV Endurance Performance Mouthpiece is designed to help with both of these by increasing the width of your airway by up to 25%.
You do this by first custom-fitting the device to your bite. Then when you are ready to participate in an endurance activity like cycling or running, you place the mouthpiece in your mouth and move your tongue forward, placing it under the intake bar on the inside of your lower teeth. Doing this, along with the tongue's reaction to the fitting material on the inside of your molars, causes the tongue to flex, opening the airway and improving the O2/CO2 exchange. This lowers your respiratory rate and decreases the production of lactic acid.
Exercising at a high intensity, around 90-95% of your maximum heart rate, is one way to strengthen the muscles in your heart and increase the volume of blood it can pump with each beat. Another way to improve VO2 max is to make use of interval training—alternating short bursts of high-intensity activity with periods of relative rest.
The best way to positively affect your VO2 max is to combine interval and continuous high-intensity training. Working out six days a week and alternating these methods each day can really amp up your VO2 max. Of course, when you first start training, any intense activity is going to improve your VO2 max. The more fit you are, the harder you have to work to see an improvement.
How long does it take to increase my VO2 max?
The answer to this question is that it takes much less time to improve when using the AIRWAAV Endurance Performance Mouthpiece. If you start out relatively inactive, you can expect to see an improvement in your aerobic capacity in about four to six weeks after you start training with your AIRWAAV mouthpiece.
The more fit you are, the longer it may take to see improvement. To continue making progress, you'll need to make your workouts continually harder. Continue challenging yourself by increasing the intensity, distance, and frequency of your workouts.
Where can I get the best mouthpiece to improve my VO2 max?
The AIRWAAV Endurance Performance Mouthpiece is like fuel injection for your lungs. It's patented and scientifically proven to create the optimal airway opening for endurance athletes. It improves breathing, increases endurance, and provides a faster recovery time for your muscles. Order the best mouthpiece online today and you'll quickly see an improvement in your VO2 max level!