POWERbreathe Blog

  • 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. She is also a rower, and it is thanks to a fellow...

  • 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...

  • Carnival Queen Breathes Energy into Marathon Performance

    Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian Axé, Ivete Sangalo, has just undertaken a Carnival Marathon. And to prepare for it she has been using POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). This exercises her breathing muscles. As a result Ivete improves her breathing...

  • Efficacy of Inspiratory Muscle Training on Elite Swimmers (PEAK)

    This study is a randomized controlled trial. Firstly it will look at the efficacy of inspiratory muscle training using POWERbreathe. Furthermore it will asses the swimming performance, airway dysfunction and perceived breathlessness in the elite swimmers recruited...

  • Basketball increases respiratory work which impedes performance

    A new original article in the Porto Biomedical Journal looks into the influence of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) in female basketball players. Female basketball players and inspiratory muscle fatigue (IMF) This new randomised controlled trial from Portugal...