POWERbreathe Blog

  • Russia World Cup team need help with breathing

    Following their victory over Spain and defeat by Croatia, news is coming out that the 2018 FIFA Russia World Cup 2018 team are using ammonia to help with their breathing. Russia World Cup 2018 team sniff ammonia The World Cup team doctor confirms the team use ammonia...

  • Rugby & the Beneficial Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training

    The nature of the game of rugby involves high and low-intensity action. Also, the physical demands of the game are specific to each player’s positional role. However, despite the player's position, all need to be aerobically fit. Each must also have a high lactate...

  • Charity Bike Ride Begins at Briançon

    Four amateur cyclists from RAF Coningsby Ground System Support Flight are currently training for their 3 Peaks of Briançon Charity Bike Ride. In addition to their cycling training, they are using POWERbreathe IMT, in preparation for the breathing challenges ahead. Difficulty...

  • POWERbreathe receives ISO Accreditation

    POWERbreathe receives ISO accreditation certificate of approval for ‘Design & manufacture of medical devices for improvement of respiratory function’ The Quality Management System of POWERbreathe International Ltd has been approved by Lloyd’s Register...

  • What is World Asthma Day

    Every year the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) organises World Asthma Day. The aim of this awareness day is to reduce asthma prevalence, morbidity and mortality in every corner of the globe. Their first awareness day was held in 1998. And so this year they...

  • Training Diary for Classic and Plus Users

    One of the key features of the POWERbreathe K-Series is that it records a user's progress, like a training diary. This is available to view on the device itself, and using the Breathe-Link Live Feedback Software. However, users of the Classic and Plus series of...

  • Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods Certificate for POWERbreathe IMT

    The Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) Certificate has been issued to our approved provider in Australia, Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd. Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd. is now approved by the ARTG to supply Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd with POWERbreathe...

  • Metaboreflex & Performance in Elite Female Soccer

    ECSS is the European College of Sport Science (ECSS). Part of its purpose is to promote junior scientists and foster state-of-the-art research. And in order to do this, ECSS have created the Young Investigators Award (YIA). This award-winning research, presented...

  • Tennis Players’ Endurance Improves after POWERbreathe IMT

    New research shows tennis players’ endurance and strength improves after Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). The research from Pune, India, is in the International Journal of Current Research (February 2018). What affects tennis performance The main characteristics...

  • Asthma - how it affects breathing

    Asthma is a long-term breathing condition that affects the airways. These are the small tubes that transport air in and out of the lungs. It’s these tubes that become inflamed when they come into contact with something that ‘irritates’ them. Consequently,...