POWERbreathe Blog

  • Hypoxic Endurance Exercise Performance benefits from IMT

    This new study (2019) looks into whether chronic IMT improves hypoxic endurance exercise performance. Endurance exercise performance The study, in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, is using a cycling time trial to measure endurance...

  • Natural Remedy for Hay Fever Cough

    Hay fever may make symptoms of asthma, such as coughing and wheezing, feel worse. In fact, people with respiratory symptoms may experience continuous coughing as a result of their hay fever. This is likely to be due to the type of allergens affecting them....

  • Acclimatisation to High Altitude - POWERbreathe IMT is Beneficial

    There is a new Review Article in Frontiers in Physiology (January 2019) that looks into using respiratory/inspiratory muscle training for acclimatisation to altitude. Respiratory muscle training Respiratory muscle training, or RMT, is a programme of exercises...

  • Lower Blood Pressure with POWERbreathe IMT

    The University of Colorado Boulder is using the POWERbreathe K-Series in their independent research. They are investigating the effects of just 30 breaths of inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST). Specifically, they are looking to see if it could lower...

  • Pilates Plus IMT Improves Lung Function

    Researchers from Brazil are looking at the effects of combining Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) with Pilates on lung function in elderly women. The reason for this is because ageing affects the respiratory system. In fact, it can change the composition of the...

  • Revolutionise your Sports Performance with Breathing Training

    Your breathing can often be a limiting factor as you exercise, reducing your sports performance. It can let you down, preventing you from performing at your best as you stop to ‘catch your breath’. Consequently, breathing muscle training is a discipline elite...

  • Winter Training Advice

    If we are to believe the news, the UK this year will experience a colder than average winter. But don’t let this deter you from your winter training. Winter Training There are a few things you can do to make your winter training more comfortable. Perform a warm-up...

  • Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2018

    POWERbreathe will close for Christmas and New Year, from 22nd December 2018 to 1st January 2019 inclusive. The last posting dates for your order to arrive in time for Christmas will depend on these parcel delivery services:  Royal Mail, Parcel Force or DHL. (They...

  • Respiratory Muscle-Induced Metaboreflex

    A recent research paper in Experimental Physiology looks into the effect of an increase in inspiratory muscle work on blood flow to inactive and active limbs. It addresses the process of metaboreflex. What is metaboreflex? Metaboreflex is where the body restricts...

  • Can Multiple Sclerosis Affect Breathing

    The automatic nervous system is part of the central nervous system. It controls vital functions, one of which is breathing, which we do without thinking. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, it is unusual for MS to affect the nervous system and...