It’s a good idea to train with no cap for the first 5 minutes of your workout, or during your warm up routine; warming up your lungs is as important as warming up any other muscle.
We recommend warming up with no cap at all for 5 minutes to get the lungs warmed up. After that you will be ready to use the caps and do a full workout.
This is a good sign and totally normal especially in the first 15 minutes. What you are feeling is the lung muscles being put to work and being filled with lactic acid. This should subside after 15 minutes and if you are still feeling it, you are probably working your lungs too hard. Give your O2 Trainer exercising a break for the day and try again with your next workout or the following day!
This is a very good indication that you are using the O2 Trainer properly, and that you are breathing through your diaphragm, with proper form!
Using the unit O2 Trainer 4 times a week, during intense conditioning workouts should be enough. You are training your lung and diaphragm muscles and they will be getting a powerful workout; to maximize their strength they do need a chance to rest! To get the most out of any workout routine, you need to take breaks and alternate your areas of focus and let your muscles take a break!
Yes you can, since they are much shorter then your normal workouts. Make sure you exhale all the way, and then inhale while using your diaphragm and keep your shoulders relaxed. Focus on your core to “pull” the air in. Four sets of 12 each, with one minute rest in between, will be perfect. Just take the screen that you feel the most comfortable with and train your lungs anywhere you want.
It’s simple – when you can do your workout without “cheating” (getting extra air by opening your mouth around the mouthpiece) and it becomes relatively easy, that is when you are ready to make the switch to the next screen. If you are struggling to get through the workout, you are NOT ready to change screens. Easy does it, take your time and work towards your goal!
Common now, OF COURSE you do! Feeling dizzy is not a normal effect, and is a good indicator that you need to use a lower numbered screen. Don’t push yourself too hard, all of the screens will train your lungs – proper form yields the best results!
YES! Make sure the cap with the numbered screen, is on the right side when it is in your mouth, the left side when you are looking at it. The exhale cap should always be on the left side when it is in your mouth and the right side when you are looking at it.
The top of the O2 Trainer is printed with the Jumping Dragon Logo (jumping splits figure).
You only need to use wipes only when you have no water available! If possible rinse thoroughly with warm water. You should always cleanse the unit before storing to keep it fresh and sanitary!