Building a sustainable UK high performance system – include POWERbreathe

As part of a ‘shared vision’ for building a stronger and more sustainable Team GB, the English Institute of Sport (EIS) and UK Sport have announced changes to the UK’s high performance system.

Changes will include a new, evidence-based Mission 2016 tracking tool for supporting the development of all World Class Performance Programmes, and renewed focus on centralising data and analysis on athletes and World Class Programmes’ performance pathways.

The EIS, UK Sport’s science, medicine and technology arm, has made changes that will maximise the impact of the services it offers and provide athletes and coaches with access to world leading expertise.

One key measure will be to create a Performance Solutions team to manage relationships with sports and work with them in developing a Performance Partnership Plan. This will enable the EIS to deliver a ‘holistic range of science, medicine, technology and research services designed to increase the probability of success by optimising training programmes, maximising performances in competition and reducing the number of training days lost to injury.’

“By standing firmly by our “no compromise” approach to investing in the right athletes and sports for the right reasons, developing more transformational relationships with sports, using the best available data and confronting the brutal facts when necessary while capturing and sharing best practice whenever possible, we are well on our way to building a stronger, more sustainable UK high performance system” said Simon Timson, director of performance at UK Sport.

You can read the full article by Tom Walker online here.

One technology that could easily be incorporated into the high performance system for athletes and their coaches is inspiratory muscle training using the POWERbreathe K5 with Breathe-Link software.

This world-leading technology which exercises the inspiratory muscles to improve their strength and endurance, will help maximise athletes’ performance and optimise their training, as it can easily be incorporated into a training programme and used for a more beneficial warm-up and faster cool-down too. The revolutionary Breathe-Link software helps coaches provide their athletes with a breathing training programme, training goals and progress reports as it captures data which can be viewed and analysed on screen or in pdf format for later analysis.

Because POWERbreathe is a hand-held, drug-free and easy to use breathing training device, the athletes will find it a manageable training tool to have on board at all times, and as it improves breathing strength and stamina simply by breathing against a resistance (and nothing more arduous) it will keep athletes strong and fit during periods of sports injury.

Read more about why we think the POWERbreathe K5 with Breathe-Link software should become an integral part of every athletes training, or if you’re a coach or athlete and are already incorporating POWERbreathe into daily training, then please leave a comment on the POWERbreathe Forum, Facebook page or Twitter as we’d love to hear from you.

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