In March POWERbreathe were invited to Trinity Catholic High School (science and sports college) in Woodford Green, Essex.
We were asked by one of the teacher’s, Alan Mair, if we’d like to present POWERbreathe and the benefit of this breathing training in sport to Year 9 (14-year-old) pupils in their assembly. Alan, a serious mountaineer and keen marathon runner was already familiar with POWERbreathe as he uses a K4 himself as part of his preparation for both these energetic exploits.
The presentation to 200 Year 9 pupils was very well received, and they were particularly attentive when we shared stories of athletes around the world who were using POWERbreathe, including Italian road bike freestyle rider Vittorio Brumotti and Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Júnior "Cigano" dos Santos.
While there we were also asked if we could talk to an A-Level PE class about the benefits of breathing training. We took along the POWERbreathe K5 with Breathe-Link Software so that the pupils could try out this breathing training for themselves and see the strength of their own breathing muscles, in real-time, on screen as they each performed a Strength-Index Test. The A-Level students were really competitive when it came to trying POWERbreathe K5 training as they each did a S-Index test and then discussed their results with their peers, coming back for another go to see if they could better their previous result, and their fellow students! They were even willing to extend this test period into their break time and it was wonderful to see them all competing and laughing at each other, as they realized that training the inspiratory muscles isn’t as easy as it looks.
We hope to have some photos of the day, if permission is given, and if so we’ll share them with you here.