POWERbreathe Blog

  • Job Opportunity - PHP / Magento / Full-stack Developer

    We are looking for a highly motivated full stack web developer to take charge of development at our well established business in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. You will undertake front and back end development on a number of eCommerce sites within the health, medical...

  • Influence of IMT on Cycling Performance at altitude

    This study, Influence of IMT on Ventilatory Efficiency & Cycling Performance in Normoxia and Hypoxia, is published in Frontiers in Physiology. The aim of the study is to analyse the influence of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on ventilatory efficiency in...

  • 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...