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