Breathing in sports is very important. If you’re a beginner you may wonder why we are discussing breathing, since everybody knows that breathing is a natural process. Everybody breathes in and breathes out, it’s an involuntary function. To achieve higher performances, the body needs more oxygen. It’s crucial that you breathe correctly when you exercise. When you are doing aerobics activities, like swimming or running, or other types of anaerobic exercise like strength training or sprinting, following the right breathing pattern will ensure that your working muscles and connective tissues get enough oxygen. Besides, your breathing tells you directly how your body feels. When you exercise, your breathing response is even faster than your heart rate, so you should listen to it.
And because breathing is so important, StepUp Air monitors it for you and gives you all the ingredients to improve your performances. Designed as a sports wearable that you put around your chest and linked to an app, it tells you in real-time in which training zone you are (aerobic, aero-anaerobic, or anaerobic), as your breathing patterns reflects it. StepUp also tells you to slow down when you’re training too hard, so that you don’t hurt yourself. Finally, it helps you to train close to your limits, pushing them further and training your body to intake more oxygen.