Consequences of Not Breathing Correctly While Running
If you’re interested in increasing your endurance while running, the first thing you need to learn is how to breathe while running. When you run using improper breathing techniques, you may end up with increased cortisol and lactic acid production. The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece can reduce these problems, so continue reading to see how it works.
Increased cortisol production can cause a variety of problems, beginning with making it harder to recover after vigorous or endurance running workouts. There are other downsides to increased cortisol as well. Excess cortisol can break down tissue, reduce protein synthesis, and convert protein to glucose, all of which can act to increase abdominal fat while decreasing musculature. You want to keep your body lean and strong if you are an endurance runner, and using proper breathing techniques while running can increase your airflow and reduce cortisol production.
In addition, lactic acid production increases during intense activities like endurance running. Because the body is less able to obtain the level of oxygen it needs when performing intense exercises like trail, endurance, or adventure running, it relies on the glycolytic pathway to produce energy. This pathway is where excess lactate is produced. When more lactate is produced than can be cleared by the body (such as during heavy muscle exertion), fatigue results. This is because the excess lactate is broken down into both lactate and hydrogen ions, and hydrogen ions produce fatigue.
If you want to know more about how to increase running endurance, it begins with limiting the production of cortisol and lactic acid. That’s why the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece can be so valuable to runners.
Features of the AIRWAAV That Can Improve Running Performance
The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece was designed after 15 years of research and development with maximum endurance sports benefits in mind. It is made of our patented VistaMaxx material, which was engineered with the assistance of dental professionals to enhance comfort and usability. It is tough enough to withstand use day after day while remaining comfortable enough to wear run after run.
A convenient benefit of the VistaMaxx material is that you can easily mold it to your teeth when you receive your AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece. All it takes is a microwave, a bowl of cold water, and a couple of minutes to form it to your teeth so it will stay put during strenuous exercise.
The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece itself consists of a bite plate and an intake bar. The bite plate fits over your lower molars. As you run, you’ll bite down on it lightly. If you tend to clench your teeth during especially vigorous exercise, the bite plate absorbs the pressure. Our durable, comfortable VistaMaxx material will not warp or allow your teeth to grind through. While running, the intake bar is placed against your lower front teeth and your tongue is positioned under the bar.
The combination of biting down gently and tongue guidance moves your tongue down and forward, which increases your airway opening by 8 to 9 percent. That may not seem like a lot, but it’s significant enough to result in an immediate respiratory rate reduction of nearly 30 percent. At the same time, wearing the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece can cause your cortisol and lactic acid rates to drop by more than 50 percent, allowing you to build your endurance to its fullest capacity.
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 Was the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece engineered?
Throughout history, soldiers in battle and women in labor have been given leather straps or sticks to bite down in order to alleviate and endure the physical distress of pain. Oral history places these practices in the area of prehistoric time. In these ancient times, there was no science to explain why biting down helped increase these individuals’ already-incredible endurance.
Now, there are scientific studies that demonstrate the benefits gained by biting down on the bite plate combined with the preferable tongue placement. Protective sports mouthguards have been available for a long time and are used to reduce the chances of dental trauma. While the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece doesn’t offer specific protective qualities, its material provides protection to your teeth if you tend to clench your teeth to temporarily relieve physical stress. The AIRWAAV’s specialized bite plate is made to be even stronger than traditional sports mouthguards.
Where can I get an AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece?
The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece was developed through 15 years of research and development trials with elite athletes and cadets at the Citadel in South Carolina. It’s designed to help you develop more endurance, increased strength, and faster recovery times. If you’re a hardcore runner, the AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece is designed for athletes just like you. We’re dedicated to supporting high intensity and endurance athletes in the quest for personal achievement. Order the best performance mouthpiece online today and see what a difference AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece can make!