Lung Capacity Test

The lung capacity test will need to be done with either a simple Spirometry lung function test. It measures how much and how quickly you can move air out of your lungs.This test will often be performed by either a Doctor or fitness professional.

lung capacity testOnce you have a reading, use the charts to gauge your performance. Aim to repeat the test three times, and use your best score.

Lung volume is the total amount of air that you can breathe out after taking a deep breathe in.

Lung volume usually depends on your age, sex and height - being largest at around 20-25 years.

Men normally have bigger lungs than women and taller people generally have larger lungs than shorter people.

Factors such as fitness and smoking will also effect your scoring.

The fitter you are, especially with aerobic based exercises such as swimming - running - cycling will all help increase your lung volume.

There is not really a lot worse you can do to your body than smoke - the tar deposits in your lungs, reducing the size of your lungs and greatly impairing the function that you need them to perform.

Quiting smoking will help your body to begin the repair process that you have created and over a short amount of time give you greater gains in both lung strength and volume.
 

MEN NORMAL VALUES
AGE Þ

HEIGHT ß

18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
55+
64
580
605
610
575
560
65/67
590
620
615
590
565
68/70
600
630
625
600
575
71/73
610
640
635
610
590
74
620
650
645
620
600
WOMEN NORMAL VALUES
AGE Þ

HEIGHT ß

18-30
31-40
41-50
51-60
61+
58
450
455
445
425
405
59/61
460
465
455
435
415
62/64
470
475
460
445
425
65/67
480
485
475
460
440
68
490
495
485
470
445
MEN
WOMEN
EXCELLENT
+60
+60
GOOD
+30 > +59
+25 > +59
AVERAGE
-29 > + 29
-24 > +24
BELOW AV.
-30 > - 69
-25 > -59
POOR
-70 > - 99
-60 > - 84
CHECK
-100
-85


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