POWERbreathe Blog

  • Rio Gold Medal Winner Uses POWERbreathe

    Robson Conceição is Brazil's first Olympic boxing gold medalist, winning at this year's Rio Olympics. And he is using POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). Why Conceição began boxing As a child Robson Conceição took to fighting with other children...

  • GB Boccia on road to Rio after POWERbreathe training

    Members of Team GB Boccia, including Britain’s most successful Boccia player Nigel Murray MBE (above), are using POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training in preparation for Rio. Boccia players use POWERbreathe IMT GB Olympic Boccia Team Physio’s decided to...

  • If climbing stairs leaves you breathless

    This article in Psychology Today discovers why even the fittest of people can feel breathless when they climb the stairs. Does being breathless mean you need to hit the gym? Well we are told in the article that even marathon runners get winded when they fly up...

  • Cycling performance improves with better breathing

    This article in Bicycling magazine recommends that you “harness your lung power for a stronger, faster cycling experience”. Improve your oxygen uptake while cycling The main topic of this article is to teach cyclists to focus on their breathing. By taking...

  • Running improves with POWERbreathe

    This article in Runner’s World asks you to 'take a deep breath and improve your running performance with a handy piece of equipment…' That piece of equipment is POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). Breathe your way to better running The article...

  • Study finds athletes benefit from prescribed, sport-specific, IMT

    The Japan Institute of Sports Science published this study, Maximal inspiratory mouth pressure in Japanese elite male athletes in Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology (August 2016). It explains that maximal inspiratory mouth pressure (MIP) is a common measurement...

  • Are athletes more susceptible to airway dysfunction?

    The Study 'Environmental influence on the prevalence and pattern of airway dysfunction in elite athletes'. The purpose of this study recently published in 'Respirology' was to evaluate the prevalence of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), often known as...

  • Postural Activity Of The Diaphragm Is Reduced In Humans When Respiratory Demand Increases

    “Respiratory activity of the diaphragm and other respiratory muscles is normally co-ordinated with their other functions, such as for postural control of the trunk when the limbs move. The integration may occur by summation of two inputs at the respiratory motoneurons....

  • Breathing exercises beneficial to basketball players

    In a recent Q&A session with the National Basketball Players Association, American professional basketball player Kelly Oubre Jr. who plays for the Washington Wizards talked about the breathing exercises his skills coach has added to his training, saying, “Breathing...

  • POWERbreathe users caught on camera - July 2016

    Here’s a round-up of people using POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) from across the world. If you use POWERbreathe IMT and would like to be included in our next bulletin, then please visit POWERbreatheUK on Facebook page to submit your photo and...