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  • An appropriate Pre-exercise test for an athlete like you is  a Treadmill ergometer walking/running test!
  • The ACSM recommends not to based on your diagnosis of Asthma!
  • Cant I do an arm ergometer based test? 
  • Can you keep my inhaler close while I'm doing the test?
  • Lets do some light dynamic stretches and 5 min of light walking before we do the test 
  • Use your inhaler as directed by your doctor 15min before we start warming up!
  • Large muscle activities that are transferable to your sports. Some strengthening exercises would be good as well So walking running and swimming will be great choices
  • What should I do for training?
  • How will exercise help me?
  • We should see - Imporoved COPD symptoms such as reduced breathlessness, wheezing and chest tightness -Improved circulation - Increased endurance for your field sports!
  • Remember to stop exercising if you notice any of these symptoms - increased breathlessness doing upper arm exercises - Reduce/restrict exercise if you have a viral infection - Avoid exercising out doors when the pollen count is high - Modulate exercise intensity during cold weather 
  • F: Cardio- 1 to 2 sessions , 3-5d/week Resistance training 2/3 days per week I: Cardio, RPE 4-6 (1-10) Resistance, Low resistance 8-15 reps T: 30 mins  of cardio per session T: Cardio large muscle acitivities Resistance: free weights, isokinetic or isotonic machines
  • How much should I exercise?
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