- Your lung muscles increase the volume inside your chest as you breathe, so that air is forced into your lungs and oxygen moves from the air into your blood.
- The more powerful your lung muscles are, the more efficient your respiratory system is at extracting oxygen and removing carbon dioxide.
- Oxygen is a vital constituent in the reactions your body uses to make energy. An adequate supply is needed for the optimal function of all body systems and enables peak brain and physical functionality.
- The power of your lung muscles has been shown to be a good predictor of longevity.
- Exercise, particularly endurance training and interval training, can significantly improve your lung power.
- Breath training devices and breathing exercise techniques are also useful, and can often lead to improved exercise performance in all sports.