Lung capacity

4 posts | Original | Recent
 
Image_thumb
8 Posts
Jan 7, 2014 3:28am
via Android

I'm trying to build up my lung capacity but I can't run do to knee problems.

Image_thumb
224 Posts
Jan 7, 2014 4:47am
via iOS
It is impossible to increase your lung capacity. Lung capacity is genetic, mostly correlated with your height.
07 Jan
Yes, but vO2 max can be improved, which is essentially the same thing.
07 Jan
No, not really. Lung capacity is the size of your lungs; VO2 max is how much air you take in per minute, which can be increased by deeper, more frequent breathing.
07 Jan
I recognize that, but from a functional perspective it would have a similar effect. When most people say they want to improve their lung capacity, what they really want is to improve their vO2 max. Being able to process more oxygen from the same amount of air feels like having a larger vital capacity.
Image_thumb
30 Posts
Jan 7, 2014 5:26am
via Android

Try doing interval training on a bike. You should see similar cardiovascular responses with less stress on your knee.

07 Jan
Thank you Stephen.
Image_thumb
49 Posts
Jan 7, 2014 6:18am
via iOS
I'm a trained singer and have a few lung exercises that we use to build up our lung capacity.  One is to take a deep breath in and then slowly make a hissing sound releasing the air from your mouth. You keep releasing the air until you run out. Like a tire slowly leaking air, see how long you can go. Do this at least once a day and if should help! :)
07 Jan
Thank you Meagan
Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,261 topics, 38,297 posts

Motivation & Support

8,519 topics, 41,735 posts

App Updates

27 topics, 67 posts

Ask the Pros

731 topics, 1,861 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,899 topics, 12,145 posts

Trainer Tools

14 topics, 43 posts

Featured Training Programs

Lose It. Tone It!

Lose It. Tone It!

Casual Time 4 Weeks
Shredded

Shredded

Intense Time 3 Weeks
Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

Moderate Time 2 Weeks
Functional Fitness 1.0

Functional Fitness 1.0

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Body Blast Bootcamp

Body Blast Bootcamp

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Intro HIIT

Intro HIIT

Casual Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

Strong Abs

Strong Abs

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 11 mins  
Core  
BOSU Blitz

BOSU Blitz

Intense Ic_time_32x32 20 mins  
Legs   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 BOSU
24 Carat Abs & Arms

24 Carat Abs & Arms

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 21 mins  
Shoulders   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Medicine Ball, Dumbbell
ABsolutely Intense

ABsolutely Intense

Intense Ic_time_32x32 25 mins  
Core  
Dynamic Stretch

Dynamic Stretch

Casual Ic_time_32x32 8 mins  
Full Body  
Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga

Casual Ic_time_32x32 34 mins  
Yoga