Monthly Archives: November 2011

  • Madeline Simon (MS) - a big improvement

    A big improvement has been made. My hour long Pilates kicked the week off in the right direction and my swimming was another success. I went a bit later than normal and had the pool all to myself. I’ve also picked up my Powerbreathe again. My monthly results...

  • Background to my training - week 5 of POWERbreathe

    Firstly a little background to my training. Generally:- I ride the indoor velodrome twice per week on what is termed ‘structured training sessions’, these session will always include a couple of race situations of all out effort. I ride on the road twice per...

  • Lewin Hynes - POWERbreathe for endurance events

    Thanks to Lewin once again for providing this great training video. Three quick lessons I have learnt about using the PowerBreathe for endurance events. All about making sure that you are ready  to go on the day, and ensuring that the the PowerBreathe is working...

  • POWERbreathe user trial - Jen Howse: It has arrived

    Well, my POWERbreathe has now arrived and I look forward to using it. I’m going to be blogging in the lead up to the CRASH-B sprints in Boston in February 2012. So a bit of background on me. I’m a rower who competes both on the water and indoors on the Concept...

  • COPD and coping with breathlessness

    The full term for COPD is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. COPD as it is known is two long term lung diseases – chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Anyone who suffers from COPD knows the disease makes it extremely difficult for you to breathe. COPD has no...

  • Madeline Simon (MS) - I've had better weeks

    It is not often I have a real flat week but I have just had one. My motivation has been very poor and as for my exercises – NOT GOOD AT ALL! I don’t feel good about it at all but next week will be different, I PROMISE. I have learnt through the years that the...

  • Inspiratory muscle training should be part of your sports training

    Relatively simple inspiratory muscle training exercises can allow you to breathe effectively and with ease as well as help to improve your respiratory muscles.  Respiratory muscle training is not restricted to people who suffer from lung disorders, respiratory...

  • POWERbreathe at Medica 2011

                    This year POWERbreathe showcased at Medica 2011 in Dusseldorff. Four busy days came to an end at the world’s biggest medical trade fair in Düsseldorf where POWERbreathe again proved popular with medical...

  • Better breathing journey week 4

    Just completed the fourth week of using the Powerbreathe unit. 1) Still maintaining two daily sessions with the Powerbreathe. 2) I think I may have moved up the resistance setting too fast for my progress as I wasn't really achieving adequate breaths at any point,...

  • Madeline Simon (MS) - Two flat weeks then some results

    Quite a flat week this week but on the positive side I have started making my Christmas cards and my exercise routine is starting to get back to where it should be. There is no excuse but I do find that the change in weather i.e. the pressure changes, have a lot...