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  • Locomotor & diaphragm muscle fatigue in endurance athletes

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    Posted on September 11, 2014
    by PB Admin

    Locomotor & diaphragm muscle fatigue in endurance athletes

    Published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology (August 2014, Volume 114, Issue 8, pp 1619-1633).

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    Locomotor and diaphragm muscle fatigue in endurance athletes performing time-trials of different durations
    Thomas U. Wüthrich, Elisabeth C. Eberle, Christina M. Spengler

    Purpose:

    “Fatigue in leg muscles might differ between running and cycling due to inherent differences in muscle activation patterns. Moreover, postural demand placed upon the diaphragm during running could augment the development of diaphragm...

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    Posted in: Cycling, Endurance Training, Inspiratory Muscle Training, Research, Running & Sprinting
    Tags inspiratory muscle fatigue, endurance athletes

  • How POWERbreathe could help improve exercise tolerance in people with CF

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    Posted on September 4, 2014
    by PB Admin

    How POWERbreathe could help improve exercise tolerance in people with CF

    We recently came across an article that reported on how patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) have less exercise capacity than their peers, even though their lungs may be relatively healthy.

    Studies by clinical exercise physiologist Dr. Ryan Harris (Georgia Prevention Institute) of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University have shown that it’s actually leg fatigue as opposed to lung capacity that is the limiting factor when it comes to exercise capacity, and suggests that this could be as a result of insufficient levels of blood and oxygen reaching their exercising muscles.

    Data...

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    Posted in: Breathing Problems, Cystic Fibrosis
    Tags cystic fibrosis, CF

  • Cleaning Your POWERbreathe

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    Posted on September 3, 2014
    by PB Admin

    Cleaning Your POWERbreathe

    We receive many enquiries from users asking how best to clean their POWERbreathe, so in addition to responding to each person, we thought it might be helpful to compose a short blog about the care and maintenance of your POWERbreathe...

    In the user manual that will have accompanied your POWERbreathe, there is a section about Care and Maintenance, and this is where you'll find cleaning instructions. However, if you have mislaid your user manual you can find some very helpful videos on our POWERbreatheUK YouTube channel in our Playlist: POWERbreathe Instructional Videos

    Chapter 4 - Maintenance, will show you how to clean your...

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    Posted in: POWERbreathe, UK News, User Tips
    Tags Cleaning, Sterilising

  • Expiratory + IMT Improves Respiratory Muscle Strength in Subjects With COPD

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    Posted on September 2, 2014
    by PB Admin

    Expiratory + IMT Improves Respiratory Muscle Strength in Subjects With COPD

    Published in Respiratory Care: September 1, 2014 vol. 59 no. 9 1381-1388

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    Expiratory and Expiratory Plus Inspiratory Muscle Training Improves Respiratory Muscle Strength in Subjects With COPD: Systematic Review

    Leonardo F Neves, Manoela H Reis, Rodrigo DM Plentz, Darlan L Matte, Christian C Coronel, Graciele Sbruzzi

    Abstract

    "Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) produces beneficial effects in COPD subjects, but the effects of expiratory muscle training (EMT) and EMT plus IMT in ventilatory training are still unclear. The aim of this study was to...

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    Posted in: Breathing Problems, COPD, Inspiratory Muscle Training, Research
    Tags copd, IMT, EMT

  • Inspiratory & Core Muscle Training Enhances Running Performance

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    Posted on September 2, 2014
    by PB Admin

    Inspiratory & Core Muscle Training Enhances Running Performance

    Published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: Post Acceptance: August 26, 2014.

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    'Functional' inspiratory and core muscle training enhances running performance and economy
    Tong, Tomas K.; McConnell, Alison K.; Lin, Hua; Nie, Jinlei; Zhang, Haifeng; Wang, Jiayuan

    Abstract

    "We compared the effects of two 6-week high-intensity interval training interventions. Under the control condition (CON), only interval training was undertaken, whilst under the intervention condition (ICT), interval training sessions were followed immediately by core training,...

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    Posted in: Endurance Training, Fitness, Inspiratory Muscle Training, Research, Running & Sprinting
    Tags running performance, JSCR

  • Respiratory Muscle Power & the Slow Component of O2 Uptake

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    Posted on August 28, 2014
    by PB Admin

    Respiratory Muscle Power & the Slow Component of O2 Uptake

    Published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (September 2014 - Volume 46 - Issue 9 - p 1797–1807)

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    Respiratory Muscle Power & the Slow Component of O2 Uptake

    Cross TJ, Winters C, Sheel AW, Sabapathy S.

    PURPOSE:

    “The slow component of O2 uptake (V˙O2sc) represents a progressive decline in work efficiency during strenuous, constant work rate cycling. Although most of this "excess" O2 uptake can be explained by factors intrinsic to the exercising muscles, it has been proposed that respiratory muscle work rate may also contribute to the V˙O2sc response. To...

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    Posted in: Cycling, Endurance Training, Inspiratory Muscle Training, Research
    Tags respiratory muscle power, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

  • POWERbreathe Respiratory Training Programme in Brazil

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    Posted on August 27, 2014
    by PB Admin

    POWERbreathe Respiratory Training Programme in Brazil

    Our friends in Brazil, Treinar, have now been running a successful POWERbreathe Respiratory Training Programme for some time, and we were delighted recently to see a post from them in which they shared photos and details of their programme.

    The programme is proving to have a hugely beneficial formula, and definitely worth sharing, so here's a little bit more about it...

    POWERbreathe Respiratory Training Programme by Treinar

    Firstly clients (people with breathing difficulties and athletes alike) are offered a complete breathing evaluation using the POWERbreathe K5 with...

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    Posted in: Global News, POWERbreathe
    Tags RMT, Treinar

  • RIMT in People With Spinal Cord Injury During Inpatient Rehabilitation

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    Posted on August 26, 2014
    by PB Admin

    RIMT in People With Spinal Cord Injury During Inpatient Rehabilitation

    Published by the American Physical Therapy Association 2014.

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    Resistive Inspiratory Muscle Training in People With Spinal Cord Injury During Inpatient Rehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial 

    Karin Postma, Janneke A. Haisma, Maria T.E. Hopman, Michael P. Bergen, Henk J. Stam and Johannes B. Bussmann

    Objective:

    “To assess immediate and long-term effects of Resistive Inspiratory Muscle Training (RIMT) in persons with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).”

    Intervention:

    “Persons were randomized to the RIMT-group or the...

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    Posted in: Inspiratory Muscle Training, Research
    Tags Spinal Cord Injury, RIMT, SCI

  • POWERbreathe for Triathletes at Brownlee Tri North 2014

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    Posted on August 21, 2014
    by PB Admin

    POWERbreathe for Triathletes at Brownlee Tri North 2014

    We’re very excited as we prepare for the Brownlee Tri North taking place on Sunday 21st September.

    POWERbreathe will be at Harewood House near Leeds where the Tour de France raced earlier this year. The event is for every level of triathlete, from first-timers to seasoned triathletes, but whatever your level, POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) offers you the chance to improve your Personal Best.

    As a triathlete you’ll know that training is your best path to victory, but if you’re neglecting to train one area of your system that’s essential to help you along that path, your respiratory system, then your...

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    Posted in: Endurance Training, Events, POWERbreathe, Triathlon
    Tags triathlon, Brownlee Tri 2014

  • Reference chart of inspiratory muscle strength: a new tool

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    Posted on August 21, 2014
    by PB Admin

    Reference chart of inspiratory muscle strength: a new tool

    Published by Elsevier Ltd from Physiotherapy (Volume 100, Issue 2, June 2014, Pages 128–133), the reference chart was declared “a novel tool for monitoring the progress of inspiratory muscle training for physiotherapy practice” and recommended its wider use in clinical practice.

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    Reference chart of inspiratory muscle strength: a new tool to monitor the effect of pre-operative training

    S. van Buurena, E.H.J. Hulzebos, K. Valkenet, E. Lindeman, N.L.U. van Meeteren

    Objective:

    “To develop a reference chart to monitor inspiratory muscle strength...

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    Posted in: Inspiratory Muscle Training, Research
    Tags preoperative IMT, physiotherapy

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