POWERbreathe Blog

  • Laird Hamilton, surfer, utilises the power of breath

    Surfer Laird Hamilton recently wrote an article for Men’s Journal in which he shares his breathing practice. Harnessing the breath Laird finds it beneficial to boost his oxygen intake before, during and after a workout. He says his muscles are able then to push...

  • Motorsport Champion thinks about his breathing when racing

    Marc Marquez is a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and three-time motorsport world champion. He rides as part of the Repsol Honda Team. And MotoGP recently asked him some questions about the physical complexities of riding a MotoGP™ machine over 300km/h. Breathing...

  • Football player uses POWERbreathe IMT during recovery

    German professional footballer Jan Kirchhoff, playing for Premier League team Sunderland, is back on the football pitch after his knee surgery. Football injury and fitness The 3 month recovery period is a time when Jan is not able to train. As a result Jan became...

  • Carnival Queen Breathes Energy into Marathon Performance

    Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian Axé, Ivete Sangalo, has just undertaken a Carnival Marathon. And to prepare for it she has been using POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). This exercises her breathing muscles. As a result Ivete improves her breathing...

  • Efficacy of Inspiratory Muscle Training on Elite Swimmers (PEAK)

    This study is a randomized controlled trial. Firstly it will look at the efficacy of inspiratory muscle training using POWERbreathe. Furthermore it will asses the swimming performance, airway dysfunction and perceived breathlessness in the elite swimmers recruited...

  • Basketball increases respiratory work which impedes performance

    A new original article in the Porto Biomedical Journal looks into the influence of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) in female basketball players. Female basketball players and inspiratory muscle fatigue (IMF) This new randomised controlled trial from Portugal...

  • Skiing longer without losing your breath

    This article in Ski Magazine suggests that breathing exercises can improve your skiing performance. Skiing for longer by breathing better The type of breathing exercises the article refers to is POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). It also refers to...

  • Menopause is associated with accelerated lung function decline

    New research finds that menopausal women may experience an increase in lung function decline. Menopause is Associated with Accelerated Lung Function Decline is published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Cause of the menopause As...

  • Christmas 2016 - Last Posting Dates

    The last despatch date for delivery in time for Christmas 2016 will be 22nd December. (Orders must be placed before 2pm). We will try our best to get all orders placed before 19th December delivered before Christmas. Please visit our delivery partners for last...

  • Athletes Do Not Condition Inspired Air More Effectively than Non-athletes

    There is a study that aims to assess athletes’ ability to warm and humidify inspired air. This study is published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. It is called, Athletes do not condition inspired air more effectively than non-athletes during...