Topic: Increasing lung capacity after injury?
A little over a year ago, I was hit by a car. I came through the experience in remarkably good condition -- after all, I'm typing this message. That said, I did sustain injuries, including to my rib cage.
Over a year later, I feel that my lung capacity is not what it once was. I am working hard at my bassoon and contrabassoon playing, but I feel that I cannot, for example, hold long tones as long as I once could.
I wonder if someone could recommend exercise or practice strategies to improve my lung capacity.