A few weeks ago I was approached to take part in a fitness trial to test out the POWERbreathe Sport model, as a personal trainer & amateur athlete I am always interested in testing out new equipment for use with my clients and also for my own training.
My POWERbreathe arrived earlier this week, I unwrapped the packaging like a kid on Christmas day! I have heard a lot of positive feedback about the POWERbreathe so I am really looking forward to putting it to the test and seeing if it my performance improves.
It promises to strengthen inspiratory muscles to aid breathing helping a number of medical conditions such as COPD & Asthma and boost sporting performance by reducing whole body effort during exercise, increasing endurance and accelerating recovery time.
After a quick look through the user manual to ensure I knew how to use it, I had my first go, it was a lot harder than you imagine getting the breathing pattern right! set on level 0 I managed to get 30 breaths out (albeit in sets of 10!) It really challenged my breathing, I think it will take me a few goes to progress up the scale and get my breathing right but I can already tell it will help my fitness levels improve.
I am a keen runner so this is where I am hoping to see improvements; I will keep you updated of my progress over the next few months with regular blogs and updates to let you know how I am getting on.
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