Monthly Archives: September 2011

  • Andrea Cunningham week 21 - The end of the road is in sight

    Hi everyone I’m back at last with my 21st Journal and getting to the end of my 6month journals now with PowerBreathe….my god how time flies!  Well this week I’ve had my running shoes well and truly strapped to my feet!  Monday I went to body attack and...

  • Samuel Dallimore Week 12: POWERbreathe comes to an end, what a fabulous journey

    This week has been by far the most progressive of all the weeks I've been training on the POWERbreathe, I have finally been able to up the resistance to 4! I'm sticking to between 3.5-4 depending on how tired I am after training as the Loughborough University swim...

  • POWERbreathe User Trial – Maxine Filby: POWERbreathe is progressing

    I am now nearly on to my third week of working with a POWERbreathe.  I have managed to move up to level 2 and am surprised by how much stronger I feel already.  I have definitely noticed a difference when I am out training especially when I am climbing up a tough...

  • POWERbreathe Trial - Melanie Ryding Week 11: It is all about taking part

    The journey to get me to this start line was way more challenging than any other race I have done. A severe head injury and 6 weeks layoff directly beforehand meant that being at this start line at all was in the balance for a long time. I only firmly decided if...

  • Running with COPD

    When people are out running they can sometimes struggle when trying to draw in oxygen to cope with the demands the body is placing on them.  This would be normally be associated with someone who is physically out of shape. However, if the symptoms persist then...

  • Madeline Simon (MS) – The Christmas spirit has come early

    Another quiet week but according to my previous recent recovery times I have one more week to go. Even today, I am starting to feel more optimistic and energised. Don’t laugh too much but I may make a start on creating my Christmas cards for 2011 next week. I...

  • Breathing techniques for singers

    One of the biggest challenges any singer faces is learning how to breathe correctly. As if that is not hard enough they also need to know how to control their breathing so it is used to optimum effect when singing. From birth our breathing is naturally correct....

  • What is Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT)

    Inspiratory muscle training is defined as a course of therapy consisting of a series of breathing exercises that aim to strengthen the bodies’ respiratory muscles making it easier for people to breathe. Inspiratory muscle training is normally aimed at people...

  • POWERbreathe Trial – Martin Haines Week 9: Fancy a round of golf

    This week progress was initially very quick for me when I first started using the powerbreathe, but then since the layoff I had due to injury, progress has been much slower.  This last week I’ve not really been able to train due to work commitments, but I have...

  • What is Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT)

    Inspiratory muscle training is defined as a course of therapy consisting of a series of breathing exercises that aim to strengthen the bodies’ respiratory muscles making it easier for people to breathe. Inspiratory muscle training is normally aimed at people...