I am intrigued by this. I do go to the gym and do a fairly good work out which satisfies me. But I wonder if I can go further.
High intensity interval training as I see it might do so. I have looked first at interval training, which they say in the attached article that it can be done with benefit fot people affected by COPD (Aha!)
As I read the caution, I think that it is where I would start. Building g.r.a.d.u.a.l.l.y up to it, not to find oneself with a terrible asthma attack or worse (is there anything worse?) in hospital!
I have done little bursts of pedaling on the static bike. I suppose one can organise these burst of energy and do them regularly ( still within limits of ones abilities)
I'm going to see my Pulmonary nurse and ask her on 27th of this month. keep exercising, though, because that is vital to stay the progress of our illness.
I just found this on about health, on how to do this interval training, even and especially if you are a beginner and suffering with a lung condition: How to Do It:
Choose any cardio activity - This can work with any machine or activity - Running, cycling, walking, elliptical, jumping rope, kickboxing etc.
Choose the length of your workout - This might be 10-20 minutes for beginners or 30-60 minutes for more advanced exercisers.
Choose the length of your work/recovery intervals - Because you're staying aerobic, you can create any work/recovery ratio you like. If you're a beginner, you might alternate 1-2 minutes hard with 5 or more minutes easy. The more advanced may make their work intervals longer (e.g., 10 minutes) and their recovery intervals shorter (e.g. 2 minutes).
Start your workout with a 5-10 warm up followed by your work and recovery intervals. Alternate each for the length of the workout.
End with 5 minute cool down and stretch.