Cycling

  • Hypoxic Endurance Exercise Performance benefits from IMT

    This new study (2019) looks into whether chronic IMT improves hypoxic endurance exercise performance. Endurance exercise performance The study, in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, is using a cycling time trial to measure endurance...

  • Charity Bike Ride Begins at Briançon

    Four amateur cyclists from RAF Coningsby Ground System Support Flight are currently training for their 3 Peaks of Briançon Charity Bike Ride. In addition to their cycling training, they are using POWERbreathe IMT, in preparation for the breathing challenges ahead. Difficulty...

  • RAF Charity Ride - 3 Peaks of Briançon

    The 3 Peaks of Briançon Charity Ride is a team of four amateur cyclists from RAF Coningsby Ground System Support Flight. The RAF team challenge Gary, Matty, Chris and Lance are all amateur cyclists. They are challenging themselves to climb and conquer three...

  • 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...

  • Athletes Do Not Condition Inspired Air More Effectively than Non-athletes

    There is a study that aims to assess athletes’ ability to warm and humidify inspired air. This study is published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. It is called, Athletes do not condition inspired air more effectively than non-athletes during...

  • Para-Cyclist Leon Selva and POWERbreathe

    We recently met up with para-cyclist Leon Selva at his home earlier in November. Leon is training hard with the intention of competing in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Para-cyclist Leon As a result of a terrible accident and with a positive frame of mind, Leon...

  • 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...

  • Proper Breathing - POWERbreathe Can Help

    Your primary breathing muscle is your diaphragm; a dome shaped thin sheet of muscle separating your rib cage from your abdomen. When you inhale this dome shape flattens out as your diaphragm contracts, pushing down on the contents of your abdomen (your gut) and...

  • David Lombardo From Hagens Berman U-23 Team Takes 1st Place In Championships

    Photo Credit: Alex Chiu @acaurora POWERbreathe have been proudly sponsoring this talented team, the Hagens Berman U-23 Team, with POWERbreathe Plus models for riders and a POWERbreathe K5 with Breathe-Link Live Feedback Software for the coach so that assessment...

  • Effects of IMT on Resistance to Fatigue of Respiratory Muscles in Exercise

    EliteVelo Kalas Sportswear Cycling Race Team using POWERbreathe Plus IMT (above) PHOTO: Richard Fox Photography STUDY: Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training on Resistance to Fatigue of Respiratory Muscles During Exhaustive Exercise M. O. Segizbaeva, N. N. Timofeev,...