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  • Correct breathing for athletes by Robin McNelis

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    Posted on March 31, 2015
    by PB Admin

    Correct breathing for athletes by Robin McNelis

    Robin is a chartered physiotherapist specialising in cardiac and respiratory physiotherapy at Wellington Hospital in London. He’s also a qualified athletics coach and runs his own health, fitness and wellbeing consultancy, Run Robin Run.

    Athletics Weekly recently published a series of articles written by Robin in which he talks about how to breathe correctly as an athlete, and how a good breathing technique can improve athletic performance.

    The article looks at exercise induced hyperventilation, a dysfunctional breathing pattern and at the stages for improving breathing.

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    Posted in: Endurance Training, Running & Sprinting
    Tags Correct breathing for athletes, Robin McNelis, Athletics Weekly, Run Robin Run

  • Asthma in the UK

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    Posted on March 26, 2015
    by PB Admin

    Asthma in the UK

    This infographic provides an overview of asthma in the UK. Although asthma symptoms are mostly managed with medication, research has also reported improvements in lung function, asthma symptoms and reductions in usage of medication following six months of pressure threshold inspiratory muscle training (IMT) with POWERbreathe.

    Sourced fromMeds4All


    Posted in: Asthma, Breathing Problems
    Tags asthma

  • Improving Functional Capacity in Fontan Patients Through IMT

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    Posted on March 25, 2015
    by PB Admin

    Improving Functional Capacity in Fontan Patients Through IMT

    This study, sponsored by Children’s Hospital Boston, is currently recruiting participants for this clinical trial, the purpose of which is to study the effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) on exercise and pulmonary function parameters in a cohort of adult Fontan patients.

    According to The Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center in the U.S., “the Fontan procedure is a surgical procedure performed for single ventricle physiology. Patients with single ventricle physiology have hearts with only one effective pumping chamber that delivers blood to both the body and the lungs.

    Because...

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    Posted in: Inspiratory Muscle Training, Research
    Tags Fontan

  • Cardiac & Respiratory Function Supported by Abdominal Muscles in Muscular Dystrophy

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    Posted on March 23, 2015
    by PB Admin

    Cardiac & Respiratory Function Supported by Abdominal Muscles in Muscular Dystrophy

    This study, reported in the Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases found that “abdominal muscles may be severely involved in the muscular dystrophy process. The abdominal muscles are important to provide respiratory support when the diaphragm muscle has been damaged by the disease, so that additional abdominal muscle involvement can worsen the respiratory situation considerably.”

    “In MD where both breathing muscles and cardiac muscles are affected, this interdependence can lead to accelerated pathology. Normally, the diaphragm muscle drives about 50% of respiratory force, but other muscles provide the...

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    Posted in: Breathing Problems, Other Medical Conditions
    Tags Muscular Dystrophy, MD

  • Breathing for singing - how POWERbreathe could assist

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    Posted on March 18, 2015
    by PB Admin

    Breathing for singing - how POWERbreathe could assist

    In this article ‘Get Your Breathing Right: The Foundation for Good Singing’, published recently in TakeLessons online, voice teacher Ben shares his tips for proper breathing for singers, as he says breathing is the foundation for all good singing.

    Ben begins by talking about how your voice actually works, and then how, when singing, you need to breathe effectively as you need to take in more air than when you’re speaking in order to reach and carry notes.

    Ben offers 3 techniques that singers should consider:

    1. Breathe to expand, not to raise
    2. Expand your breathing capacity
    3....

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    Posted in: Performing Arts, Singers
    Tags breathing exercises for singers

  • Breathe deeply with POWERbreathe for more energy

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    Posted on March 11, 2015
    by PB Admin

    Breathe deeply with POWERbreathe for more energy

    Deep breathing reaches the deepest depths of your lungs, and by practicing POWERbreathe inspiratory muscle training you’ll be training your respiratory muscles to breathe deeply into your diaphragm, taking in as much air as possible, breathing more in per breath.

    As you’re breathing in more air per breath, you’re receiving more oxygen into your body, giving you more energy.

    Senior consultant at the National heart Institute, India, and Founder, SAANS Foundation in India, Partha Pratim Bose offers a good example of this,

    “By deep breathing exercises you breathe more per breath. If you breathe more per breath you expand your...

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    Posted in: Cycling, Dance, Endurance Training, Fitness, Football, Health & Wellbeing, Ice Hockey, Indoor Rowing, Martial Arts, Performing Arts, Quality of Life, Rowing, Rugby, Running & Sprinting, Speed Skating, Swimming, Tennis & Badminton, Triathlon, Wheelchair Sports
    Tags deep breathing, increase energy

  • How POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training can help swimmers

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    Posted on March 5, 2015
    by PB Admin

    How POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training can help swimmers

    World renowned expert in sports training and rehabilitation Dr. John Mullen at TrainingCor has recently published an article in Swimming World Magazine in which he discusses whether inspiratory muscle training can help swimmers.

    Dr. Mullen refers to the study, Respiratory muscle specific warm-up and elite swimming performance, in which 17 British International competitive swimmers were randomly allocated one of four different warm-up protocols each. The effectiveness of each protocol was to be judged by the outcome of a 100-metre freestyle sprint time-trial.

    Protocol 2 consisted of a...

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    Posted in: Endurance Training, In The Press, Inspiratory Muscle Training, POWERbreathe, Research, Swimming
    Tags improve swimming performance

  • Breathing Tips for Distance Runners

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    Posted on March 4, 2015
    by PB Admin

    Breathing Tips for Distance Runners

    James Dunne from Kinetic Revolution has written this really useful article containing ‘Breathing Tips for Distance Runners’. James has an academic background in Sport Rehabilitation and a special interest in Applied Biomechanics, and here he talks about one of the most commonly asked questions that arises in his running technique workshops, and that is all about breathing.

    His article highlights the issue that new runners often have difficulty with, and that is ‘getting short of breath long before their legs feel significantly fatigued.’ Dunne suggests practicing diaphragmatic breathing in which you breathe into your belly as opposed to your chest...

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    Posted in: Endurance Training, Running & Sprinting
    Tags breathing tips, distance running

  • Women’s eliteVELO Cycling Race Team and POWERbreathe

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    Posted on March 3, 2015
    by PB Admin

    Women’s eliteVELO Cycling Race Team and POWERbreathe

    Through our main UK distributor, HaB Direct, POWERbreathe are proud to be sponsoring this women’s development and performance road racing team, eliteVELO Kalas Sportswear Cycling Race Team.

    The team consists of 6 enthusiastic and highly talented riders: Alice Miller, Frankie Morgans-Slader, Hester Stembridge, Jenny Powell, Julia Hesselberg and Sophie Black.

    This weekend at Finlake Lodges in Newton Abbott the team met up for their first training camp together, beginning on Friday night (27th Feb) where the team received their training gear, courtesy of their sponsors POWERbreathe, KALAS Sportswear UK...

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    Posted in: Cycling, Endurance Training, POWERbreathe, Sponsorship News
    Tags cycling, eliteVELO, road racing

  • Royal Marine passes fitness test with help from POWERbreathe

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    Posted on February 26, 2015
    by PB Admin

    Royal Marine passes fitness test with help from POWERbreathe

    At the Triathlon Show we recently attended in London (February 2015), we were delighted when a visitor to the stand shared a very personal and positive story with us.

    In 1998 / 1999 the gentleman in question had applied to take the Royal Marines fitness test but unfortunately didn’t pass on that occasion.

    Determined to pass the fitness test, he went away to assess how he could become fit enough to take it again and came across POWERbreathe which he immediately incorporated into his training regimen.

    After about 3-months’ training with his POWERbreathe, he re-took the test and as he says in this short video,...

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    Posted in: Armed Forces & Special Ops, Events, POWERbreathe, Workplace
    Tags royal marines, fitness test

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