How To Choose a PowerLung
Selecting a PowerLung should be based on your current level health and activity. The best way to do that is to start with the model of PowerLung that offers resistance levels you will be able to use now and adjust as you improve.
Remember, as in weight training, it is not just getting to a higher number, or weight, but also helping your muscles gain the ability to perform better for strength, power and endurance.
If you start with a PowerLung model that has a higher level of resistance than you are capable of using, you may not receive the full benefit of your PowerLung because the exercise may be too difficult, and you may be discouraged. And the same can happen if you choose one that is too easy to use, and you don't feel you're receiving any benefit you may become discouraged and not use your PowerLung.
Pick the model that best represents your current level of activity and breathing ability so you can use the PowerLung NOW to help you achieve the goal you have set for yourself. How can you do that if you can't safely try them out? In the description of each model of PowerLung is information for who will get the most benefit from using that model. Choosing a PowerLung that is too difficult for you to use doesn't get you to your Better Breathing goal.
Most PowerLung users find they stay with the model they start with because of the flexibility in the range of resistance. If you use PowerLung regularly and improve you will not have to purchase a new PowerLung, you can use a PowerLung Resistance Cells Set (RCS) to advance to the next resistance range model. Each model allows adaptation of PowerLung training for your continued growth within your activity or training program the lifestyle for which the model is intended.
Which Model is Best For You?
Choose This Model If
- You are not active but want to reduce or eliminate shallow breathing.
- You are just beginning to be moderately active but may not yet participate in athletics or a formal exercise program.
- Your breathing is very shallow, and you want to train yourself for good deep breathing.
- You want to improve your breathing technique for your singing or playing a musical instrument.
- You are in a wellness, rehabilitation, recovery, yoga, or exercise program.
- You are a student of a low-pressure musical instrument.
Light Activity, Good Health
The AireStream helps you learn to breathe deeply and makes breathing easier to enjoy daily activities. The AireStream is excellent for making healthy lifestyle changes, and for people who may be involved in light daily activities but may not be involved in athletics or exercise programs.
To Improve Breathing Technique
Performing artists, amateur and professional alike can use the AireStream to improve breathing techniques and breath control.
Fitness & Active Lifestyles
Breath Control & Endurance
People who find the BreatheAir optimal are moderately active and exercise at least 2 to 3 days per week. They prefer regular low intensity activities like walking, fitness swimming or low- intensity styles of Yoga, Pilates or martial arts.
Performing artists will use a BreatheAir to condition or improve breath control and muscle memory.
Choose This Model If
- You are moderately active, working out 2-3 days a week
- You walk or swim for fitness regularly
- You practice Yoga, Pilates or martial arts
- You want to change to deep breathing from shallow breathing
- You want stronger vocal resonance, projection and breath control
- You are a student musician and want to learn good breathing form and support for your sound
- You prefer to train for a more open breath for your instrument
- You regularly play a low pressure instrument
Training & Exercise Activities
The Trainer model is the most appropriate for those who are looking to improve performance in sports or other rigorous activity. The Trainer is excellent for the advanced student or amateur athlete to help them in their competition and recovery. If you have been exercising for many years but find it harder as you have aged, the Trainer helps you restore some of the muscle tone and breathing ability. Resistance training in this model is the highest level of resistance in breathing training for most people.
Advanced or professional performing artists specializing in high pressure instruments or professional singers with high lung volume will improve endurance and breath-control.
Choose This Model If
- You are in good physical and aerobic condition and desire to improve your performance
- You exercise or train for running, cycling or sports at high intensity almost daily
- You want to train in your Target Heart Rate Zone for longer and train easier at high intensity
- You want to train breath management for better sports or music performance
- You are a professional or advanced musician who wants to play, sing or perform more relaxed for longer periods of time
- You play a high-pressure instrument but don’t always have time to warm up before or between performances
The Sport Model offers the highest levels of resistance available in a PowerLung. If you are an advanced athlete or in a physically challenging job and already perform at the highest levels, but you want to improve or extend breath control or muscle tone, the Sport will be a value-add to your training regimen.
The resistance controls on the Sport do not adjust lower to include the resistance of any other models.
If music is your primary reason for using a PowerLung most music teachers do not recommend the Sport model due to its high range of resistance.
Choose This Model If
- You are in excellent physical and aerobic condition.
- You would consider yourself an elite athlete on the conditioning level of someone in Navy SEALs, Special Ops or SOCOM community.
- You want to assure every breath gives you the most your body can give.
- You want to perfect managing your breathing to improve your performance for racing or performing well in your job.
This model is not meant for the casual user or even those who activity is moderate to high.