Basic Duration Exercise
This exercise can be achieved on the Individual Breathing Assistant (IBA) or the base LungTrainer device. This exercise will, in most individuals, increase a person’s breathing duration.
Make sure that you have properly set up your IBA or LungTrainer. Place one finger on each of the holes. Then lift the finger off of the smallest hole, leaving the other holes covered.
- Inhale through nose for 4 counts (may be in seconds).
- Hold breath for 4 counts.
- Exhale for 4 counts (on the IBA, the balloon must be inflated).
- Repeat sequence, 1-3.
- To increase breathing duration, change (no. 3) from 4 counts to 6, 8, and 12 counts.