Articles written by Vanessa Potter

New CF Research Could Improve Treatments For Muscle Function

The research paper, Skeletal Muscle Oxidative Capacity in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis, published in Experimental Physiology in March 2015, has concluded that people suffering from Cystic Fibrosis have a lesser ability to uptake and use oxygen in their muscles, which leads to exercise intolerance. This genetic disease affects the organs in people with Cystic Fibrosis

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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

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Breathing Tips for Runners: An Infographic

This Infographic, created by Pro-Form, provides hints and tips to help you build your lungs and heart so you can run faster and easier. Research has shown that fatigue of the breathing muscles may result in diversion of blood away from the leg muscles. This means that the supply of oxygen to the legs is

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Aspects of Respiratory Muscle Fatigue in a Mountain Ultramarathon Race (2019)

Recently published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise by the American College of Sports Medicine, is this study that looked into aspects of respiratory muscle fatigue in a mountain ultramarathon race. STUDY Aspects of Respiratory Muscle Fatigue in a Mountain Ultramarathon Race Purpose: Because endurance is a requirement of the ultramarathon, this type

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Efficient respiratory system is key for endurance

Dr. Anthony Alessi, Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Connecticut, recently wrote in an article in The Norwich Bulletin about how an efficient respiratory system is crucial for the success of endurance athletes. He explains how endurance athletes are most vulnerable to any alterations in the respiratory system “due to their reliance

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