Our friends in the Czech Republic, Speedweaponry, have been busy working on Project POWERbreathe – a cycling talent project. The project, with help from Speedweaponry, supports promising young athletes with POWERbreathe.
First of all the five young athletes and project founder, Radomir Simunek, each had their breathing strength and peak inspiratory flow tested and measured using the POWERbreathe K5 and Breathe-Link software. This was used as a benchmark for analysing improvement. Each was then given their own POWERbreathe Plus (MR) Level 2 so they could start their breathing training straight away.
After 5-weeks’ POWERbreathe training, all six had their breathing strength (S-Index) and peak inspiratory flow (PIF) measured again on the K5. After analysis, using the Breathe-Link software, all showed significant improvement in all respiratory parameters measured.
In addition to seeing their improvement on screen, all participants felt a difference after only a few days. They noticed it was easier to breathe during exercise and also felt they benefited from warming up their respiratory muscles prior to exercise.
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POWERbreathe inspiratory muscle training (IMT) targets your breathing muscles, strengthening them to significantly improve cycling performance and eliminate breathing fatigue.
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