POWERbreathe Blog

  • Heart Transplant Patient Represents Country in Triathlon

    After years of waiting, Patricia Fonseca from Brazil has undergone a heart transplant. And after several months of recovery Patricia represented her country at the XX1 Malaga-Spain World Transplant Games 2017.  The event she entered is the triathlon; swimming,...

  • Obese adolescents feel exercise is easier after breathing training

    New research has found that respiratory muscle endurance training (RMET) reduces the O2 cost of cycling and perceived exertion in obese adolescents. Oxygen cost reduces during cycling effort in obese adolescents Research published in the American Journal of Physiology...

  • Staff floored by POWERbreathe in Portugal

    Lying on the floor giggling, Claudia is having a lesson in diaphragmatic breathing from fellow team member Pedro. Claudia and Pedro are members of team POWERbreathe Portugal, and Duncan from POWERbreathe UK popped over to visit them. Pedro is a singer and so...

  • Rowing performance & breathing improves with POWERbreathe IMT

    Patricia Carswell‏, a.k.a Girl on the River, recently won 'Highly Commended 2017’ for Sports and Fitness at the UK Blog Awards. She's a freelance journalist and specialises in health, fitness and lifestyle. Furthermore she enjoys rowing, and it is thanks...

  • POWERbreathe K5 Wins Best Innovation For Human Performance Award

    The Best Innovation For Human Performance Award is one of the awards being sponsored by FitnessCompared at Elevate this year. What is Elevate? Elevate is the biggest cross-sector physical activity, health and performance event in the UK. It brings together policy...

  • POWERbreathe IMT is Beneficial for Patients with Asthma

    POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training is clinically proven to be beneficial for patients with asthma. POWERbreathe Medic IMT available for prescription in the UK After 20 months of rigorous assessment, the POWERbreathe Medic IMT device was made available in...

  • Influence of IMT on Cycling Performance at altitude

    This study, Influence of IMT on Ventilatory Efficiency & Cycling Performance in Normoxia and Hypoxia, is published in Frontiers in Physiology. The aim of the study is to analyse the influence of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on ventilatory efficiency in...

  • Laird Hamilton, surfer, utilises the power of breath

    Surfer Laird Hamilton recently wrote an article for Men’s Journal in which he shares his breathing practice. Harnessing the breath Laird finds it beneficial to boost his oxygen intake before, during and after a workout. He says his muscles are able then to push...

  • Motorsport Champion thinks about his breathing when racing

    Marc Marquez is a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and three-time motorsport world champion. He rides as part of the Repsol Honda Team. And MotoGP recently asked him some questions about the physical complexities of riding a MotoGP™ machine over 300km/h. Breathing...

  • Football player uses POWERbreathe IMT during recovery

    German professional footballer Jan Kirchhoff, playing for Premier League team Sunderland, is back on the football pitch after his knee surgery. Football injury and fitness The 3 month recovery period is a time when Jan is not able to train. As a result Jan became...