The Spring 2015 edition of the University of Kent’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences’ newsletter contains an interesting article by Dr John Dickinson who’s research found that 70% of top swimmers from the British Swimming squad suffer from some form of respiratory condition, especially exercise-induced asthma #EIA (page 9), and also a Research Spotlight (page 8) into a 12-week support programme aimed at assessing and improving a student’s sporting performance.
Discussions with the student revealed that he needed to improve his breathing efficiency during swimming. The article reveals that “To achieve this we implemented a twice-daily breathing training regime” - this was using POWERbreathe!
The student returned to the lab after 3-months to perform fitness tests which found that he had markedly improved his swimming performance, demonstrating a 4-second improvement over 100m and a 5-second improvement over both 200m and 400m distances.
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