Altitude Training

  • Acclimatisation to High Altitude - POWERbreathe IMT is Beneficial

    There is a new Review Article in Frontiers in Physiology (January 2019) that looks into using respiratory/inspiratory muscle training for acclimatisation to altitude. Respiratory muscle training Respiratory muscle training, or RMT, is a programme of exercises...

  • Influence of IMT on Cycling Performance at altitude

    This study, Influence of IMT on Ventilatory Efficiency & Cycling Performance in Normoxia and Hypoxia, is published in Frontiers in Physiology. The aim of the study is to analyse the influence of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on ventilatory efficiency in...

  • Mick on Everest - with POWERbreathe

    What a great photo share from Mick on Everest - we don’t see many photos like this! Mick’s challenging himself to climb the North Side of Mount Everest without the aid of supplementary oxygen as a means of raising money for disadvantaged and disabled...

  • Train with POWERbreathe to perform your best at altitude

    An article in Outside magazine reviewed research that found that by training your respiratory muscles you can help yourself to perform better with less oxygen - a definite advantage if you’re planning a trip to altitude. The article refers to a study conducted...

  • Respiratory Muscle Training and Cognitive Function Exercising at Altitude

    STUDY: Respiratory Muscle Training and Cognitive Function Exercising at Altitude Quackenbush J, Duquin A, Helfer S, Pendergast DR. This study, published in Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance (AMHP), formerly Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, examined...

  • Non-Asthma Related Breathing Problems In Athletes

    This BASES Expert Statement looks into exercise respiratory symptoms, such as wheezing, tight chest, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath and coughing which are commonly reported by athletes. These non-specific symptoms need to be assessed in order to confirm...

  • Turner Twins prepare for Mt Elbrus in Russia with POWERbreathe

    Actually there’s a bit more to it than that. Ross and Hugo Turner are twin brothers who both share an interest in combining pioneering medical research and unique studies of historic expeditions. You’ve probably seen them on TV as they’ve filmed for the BBC,...

  • Breathing - your magic bullet to improved sports performance

    Breathing properly could just be your magic bullet to improved sports performance and sporting achievements. In an article about The Dangers of Dysfunctional Breathing, international performance consultant Brandon Marcello, Ph.D., MS, CSCS says, “Having improper...

  • Train your diaphragm with POWERbreathe to perform your best at altitude

    We’ve just come across this article online in Outside Magazine (February 2015), written by Alex Hutchinson in which it's suggested that ‘by training your respiratory muscles, you can teach yourself to perform better with less oxygen.’ The article, 'The...

  • Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi does altitude training

    PHOTO: Gr5 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi does altitude training before major marathons, it's been revealed. This year (2014) Keflezighi ran the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:08:37, beating many of his competitors who had been averaging faster times. But...