Apsun Inc, our POWERbreathe friend and distributor in Seoul, South Korea have sent us news that they’ve been working with South Korean track cyclist, Ho Sung Cho from the Seoul Cycling Team. Ho Sung Cho was the national athlete at the Guangzhou Asian Game in 2010 and later in the London Olympics in 2012 where he competed in the Men's Omnium. In track cycling events the Omnium falls into the category of an Endurance race, as opposed to a Sprint race, and challenges the rider’s stamina with its 6 events raced over two days. Omnium racers train and race hard both on the road and on the track. Apsun Inc will be working with Ho Sung Cho, offering training advice as he begins his POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training to help improve his cycling performance and endurance. POWERbreathe is the ideal training partner for helping Ho Sung Cho train for these challenges, as in scientific studies Inspiratory Muscle Training:
- Improved cycling time trial performance by 4.6% - equivalent to slashing 3-minutes off a 40k time trial
- Enabled participants to cycle for 33% longer and with lower sense of effort
- Increased strength & endurance of inspiratory muscles by 30 – 50%
Links to this Inspiratory Muscle Training research can be found on our website. Apsun Inc. have promised to keep us all updated with progress of Ho Sung Cho’s training and performance, which we’ll post on the blog when we have more news. In the meantime, read more about why you should include POWERbreathe IMT as part of your cycling training, or if you’re a cyclist and are already using POWERbreathe, then please leave a comment here or on the POWERbreathe Forum as we’d love to hear about how you’ve benefited from this breathing training. You can also read more about POWERbreathe and cycling training in the Blog's Cycling category.