POWERbreathe Plus (MR)

Medium Resistance - Blue

£49.99

Choose POWERbreathe Plus MR:

  • If you exercise / are physically active for less than 2.5 hours per week and have no breathing problems
  • If you exercise / are physically active for less than 2.5 hours per week and have breathing problems - from minor to severe
  • If you exercise / are physically active for more than 2.5 hours per week and have severe breathing problems

POWERbreathe Plus (MR) uses a variable load calibrated spring, calibrated to a Medium Resistance. It can be adjusted from the lowest load setting (23cmH2O) when you begin training and increased as your breathing muscles adapt and become stronger (maximum load setting 186cmH2O).

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  • Second generation POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) device
  • 65% improvement in airflow dynamics than the Classic
  • Mechanical, adjustable with load setting indicator
  • Drug-free - no side effects or drug interactions
  • Washable

Medium Resistance Load Settings

  • Level 0 = 23cmH2
  • Level 1 = 39cmH2O
  • Level 2 = 55cmH2O
  • Level 3 = 72cmH2O
  • Level 4 = 88cmH2O
  • Level 5 = 104cmH2O
  • Level 6 = 121cmH2O
  • Level 7 = 137cmH2O
  • Level 8 = 153cmH2O
  • Level 9 = 170cmH2O
  • Level 10 = 186cmH2O

Precise load settings may vary due to: (1) the analogue nature of the calibrated spring tensioner and the precision with which the load is selected; (2) a small effect of inspiratory flow rate upon spring compression such that high inspiratory flow rates lead to greater spring compression, and a small increase in load.

This effect is common to all spring loaded devices, and its size is magnified by increasing spring range (it is larger in a spring with a maximum range of 90cmH2O compared with one with half this range), it is also greater at lower absolute load settings.

POWERbreathe is a scientifically proven Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) device, developed by leading scientists for improving the strength and endurance of the muscles used to breathe in, primarily the diaphragm and intercostals / rib cage muscles.

As with any other muscle, respiratory muscles can be trained so that they are more resistant to fatigue. This resistance to fatigue results in reduced breathlessness and enhanced exericse tolerance. 

POWERbreathe Plus uses scientifically proven Pressure Threshold Training. This provides a specific and consistent pressure to train against. When breathing in through POWERbreathe the load calibrated spring provides the resistance.  

How to use:

  1. Put the nose-clip on so that it pushes your nostrils together (this is optional but prevents you from breathing in through your nose).
  2. Breathe in quickly and forcefully through your POWERbreathe for 30 breaths twice a day (preferably morning and night so you allow your inspiratory muscles time to recover in between sessions). This is the scientifially proven training regimen.
  3. As your inspiratory muscle strength and stamina improve, adjust and increase the resistance.
  4. Within a few days your inspiratory muscles will feel stronger; within 3-weeks you’ll feel less breathless; and within 4 weeks activities will feel easier.
  5. Full instructions are provided in the accompanying user manual.

Cleaning:

  1. Your POWERbreathe will be exposed to saliva during use. We recommend that a few times a week your POWERbreathe should be soaked in warm water for about 10 minutes (see your POWERbreathe Manual for full details).
  2. Once a week your POWERbreathe should be soaked in a mild cleansing solution instead of water, using the POWERbreathe Cleansing Tablets - only 1 tablet is required each time. 

POWERbreathe is drug free, suitable for almost anyone and should cause no harmful side effects when used properly. Please read the following precautions and contraindications to ensure that you use your POWERbreathe safely and appropriately.

If you have any doubts about POWERbreathe’s suitability, or you have a medical condition, please consult your doctor.

Precautions:

  • Do not make changes to any prescribed medication or prescribed treatment programme without consulting your doctor.
  • Do not use POWERbreathe if you are suffering from a ruptured eardrum.
  • To prevent the potential transmission of infections, we recommend that you do not share your POWERbreathe with other users, including family members.
  • This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
  • POWERbreathe is designed for exercising your inspiratory muscles only. No other use is intended or implied.
  • Anyone who is under the age of 16 should only use POWERbreathe with supervision from an adult. POWERbreathe contains small parts and is not suitable for children under 7 years.
  • Whilst training with POWERbreathe you should feel resistance when inhaling but it should not be painful. If you should feel pain whilst using POWERbreathe, stop immediately and consult your doctor.
  • Some users may experience slight ear discomfort when training with Medic Plus, especially if they are recovering from a cold. This is caused by inadequate equalisation of pressure between the mouth and ears. If symptoms persist, please consult your doctor.
  • If you are suffering from a cold, sinusitis or respiratory tract infection, we advise that you do not use POWERbreathe until symptoms have disappeared. If in doubt, consult your doctor.
  • Refer to your Healthcare Professional before using POWERbreathe if you have any of the following conditions:
  1. A history of spontaneous pneumothorax (a collapsed lung that was not due to traumatic injury e.g. broken rib), as it may lead to a recurrence of the condition.
  2. Pulmonary hypertension o Large bullae on chest x-ray
  3. Marked osteoporosis with history of rib fractures
  4. Desaturation during or following IMT (<94%)

Contraindications

Inspiratory muscle training, such as training with POWERbreathe, is not recommended for patients with certain conditions, including the following:

  • Asthma patients who have low symptom perception and suffer from frequent, severe exacerbations or with an abnormally low perception of dyspnoea
  • If you are suffering from a ruptured eardrum or any other condition of the ear
  • Patients with marked elevated left ventricular end-diastolic volume and pressure
  • Patients with worsening heart failure signs and symptoms after RMT / IMT
  • If in doubt, consult your Healthcare Professional.

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An update on my progress
Review by Vinny
Posted 6 January 2016
I just wanted to give you an update on my progress with the Powerbreathe. After using it since early August 2 times a day for 30 breaths (up until recently I was only able to do 30 breaths once a day), I now can run over 3 miles in 30 minutes even though I have asthma. I do not use my inhaler and I know using the Powerbreathe is one of the major reasons that it is much easier to run without my inhaler.
This POWERbreathe was perfect for Mt Elbrus
Review by Turner Twins - Ross Turner
Posted 9 September 2015
The POWERbreathe allowed us to train in a way that was in-expensive, appropriate and the best in the market for mountaineering adventure (without actually training at altitude). It was easy enough to take travelling and use every day while allowing any level of cardiac fitness you wanted. This POWERbreathe was perfect for Mt Elbrus as the mountain had glacial rubble and ice - two very different terrains that affected the cardiac system in different ways. With more adventures coming that are not at altitude, we will carry on using the POWERbreathe as it is a great way to train the body in a very advantageous way so you can perform comfortably while working hard on expeditions.
I feel that my lung capacity has greatly improved.
Review by Vinny
Posted 19 August 2015
It has been about a month of using the PowerBreathe 30 breaths 2X daily. I feel that my lung capacity has greatly improved.
I could tell after my first use that it is unlike any other lung exerciser
Review by Vinny
Posted 16 July 2015
I just purchased your POWERbreathe Plus 2 medium resistance lung exerciser and I could tell after my first use that it is unlike any other lung exerciser I tried in the past (and I've tired 4 of them). It seems like it is built to last and is very accurate in its measurements. I can't wait to see how it helps with my asthma and to see if it can help me pass the police physical fitness test in the future! Thank you.
The value of your machine is a real quality of life improver
Review by Martin
Posted 9 April 2013
I just had to write to you and say what a difference your Powerbreathe plus has made to me. I stumbled across it by chance a month ago and just wish I had found it five years ago.

My breathing used to be very shallow and concerned me a lot. I looked at all sorts of deep breathing exercises but none got to the heart of the problem in the way your machine does. I feel a new person which, at age 64, is unexpected.

I notice that a lot of the emphasis on your product is for sport and I am sure it does have a major impact on performance. But to me, of course, the value of your machine is a real quality of life improver and I strongly believe there must be a huge number of people of my age or older who could get the same benefits as I have from it.

I do hope they get the chance to enjoy the changes I am already feeling.

Good luck

Product use: Endurance training
Philip Lord
Review by Your device was beneficial in the acclimatisation at altitude
Posted 18 October 2012
I have being using the POWERbreathe Plus Fitness during my training and preparations for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. I recently summited Mount Kilimanjaro, completing my climb. I wanted to say how much your device was beneficial in the acclimatisation at altitude. I found the perception of fatigue associated with altitude was far less than on other expeditions I have done in the past.
Powerbreathe has definitely given me more force when I breathe whilst playing the instrument
Review by P James
Posted 18 October 2012
I did a lot of searching to find out if there was anything on the market to assist me with my breathing and in my early thirties (I am now 43) I stumbled across the POWERbreathe merely by coincidence - I was looking for a weighted vest to use whilst running and came across the POWERbreathe. I purchased it immediately and it has been a revelation. It has helped me breathe better and I don’t get out of breath as quickly. I am not a singer but I can hold notes for longer. Three years ago I started learning to play the saxophone and it has also helped my breathing with this and has definitely given me more force when I breathe whilst playing the instrument.
I have not used POWERbreathe every day since I have had it but I can tell the difference in my breathing when I don’t. It is an excellent piece of equipment for anyone wanting to improve their breathing, and it has been a great help to me.
Product use: Workplace
My Powerbreathe is like a mini gym
Review by Lisa Gawthorne, Liverpool, Pembroke & Sefton Harriers
Posted 18 October 2012
My Powerbreathe is like a mini gym - it gives you a great breathing workout that is now an essential part of my warm up routine. I have noticed a difference in my breathing on long and short runs - I actually feel like I have more breath available which helps with overall speed and endurance. A must have essential for my running activities.
Product use: Workplace
POWERbreathe has changed my life
Review by Tammie Spiteri
Posted 18 October 2012
I am an asthmatic who loves to keep fit and this has always limited me throughout my life, even when taking my reliever Ventolin and preventer Seretide. Since using POWERbreathe I very rarely use my Ventolin ( it expires before I would replace it ) and I have gone from taking my Seretide twice a day to one dose once a week! I feel like I no longer have asthma even when I run and I know it is from the POWERbreathe. I went on holidays and did not take it with me and after two weeks I was back on the Ventolin and Seretide daily. It was a great investment for me, not only do I feel like my lungs are normal I am saving alot of money on medications!
Glad I had one on hand.
Review by Docent
Posted 18 October 2012
I am severe asthmatic who currently has a broken rib and elbow. This is working wonders. It is very helpful in preventing pneumonia during recovery and in past has strengthened my lung capacity making asthma attacks fewer than usual. Many good reasons to own this product. I typically workout run/walk about 2-4 miles per day this product help me take it to the next level.
Product use: Workplace