Fitness

  • Revolutionise your Sports Performance with Breathing Training

    Your breathing can often be a limiting factor as you exercise, reducing your sports performance. It can let you down, preventing you from performing at your best as you stop to ‘catch your breath’. Consequently, breathing muscle training is a discipline elite...

  • Effects of work of breathing on blood flow during exercise

    Published in Experimental Physiology this research sought to simultaneously assess leg and respiratory muscle blood flow during intense exercise while manipulating the work of breathing (WOB). Researchers from Canada & Brazil hypothesised: Increasing the...

  • Motorsport Champion thinks about his breathing when racing

    Marc Marquez is a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and three-time motorsport world champion. He rides as part of the Repsol Honda Team. And MotoGP recently asked him some questions about the physical complexities of riding a MotoGP™ machine over 300km/h. Breathing...

  • Effects of High-Intensity IMT Following a Near-Fatal Gunshot Wound

    CASE STUDY Effects of High-Intensity Inspiratory Muscle Training Following a Near-Fatal Gunshot Wound Description: A man who sustained a gunshot wound (via the left axilla which exited from the right side of the abdomen) during armed combat left him with severe...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • What causes exercise-induced asthma?

    The reason why asthma symptoms may be brought on during exercise has not been completely established but it is thought that because breathing becomes heavy and we breathe faster when we exercise, the linings of our airways narrow and dry out. Also weather conditions...

  • Breathe deeply with POWERbreathe for more energy

    Deep breathing reaches the deepest depths of your lungs, and by practicing POWERbreathe inspiratory muscle training you’ll be training your respiratory muscles to breathe deeply into your diaphragm, taking in as much air as possible, breathing more in per breath. As...

  • 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...