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  • COPD Is Third Leading Cause Of Death In The World

    WORLD COPD Day (20th November) aims to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by improving care throughout the world. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease which causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. It is a collective name for...

  • Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2018

    POWERbreathe will close for Christmas and New Year, from 22nd December 2018 to 1st January 2019 inclusive. The last posting dates for your order to arrive in time for Christmas will depend on these parcel delivery services:  Royal Mail, Parcel Force or DHL. (They...

  • Respiratory Muscle-Induced Metaboreflex

    A recent research paper in Experimental Physiology looks into the effect of an increase in inspiratory muscle work on blood flow to inactive and active limbs. It addresses the process of metaboreflex. What is metaboreflex? Metaboreflex is where the body restricts...

  • Tennis Players’ Endurance Improves after POWERbreathe IMT

    New research shows tennis players’ endurance and strength improves after Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). The research from Pune, India, is in the International Journal of Current Research (February 2018). What affects tennis performance The main characteristics...

  • EIA in Elite Footballers

    New research from the University of Kent finds that 3 out of 10 elite footballers may have undetected lung and airway problems, such as EIA (exercise-induced asthma). Lung health in footballers Lead researcher, Ana Jackson, is suggesting that a programme for lung...

  • Laird Hamilton, surfer, utilises the power of breath

    Surfer Laird Hamilton recently wrote an article for Men’s Journal in which he shares his breathing practice. Harnessing the breath Laird finds it beneficial to boost his oxygen intake before, during and after a workout. He says his muscles are able then to push...

  • Carnival Queen Breathes Energy into Marathon Performance

    Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian Axé, Ivete Sangalo, has just undertaken a Carnival Marathon. And to prepare for it she has been using POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). This exercises her breathing muscles. As a result Ivete improves her breathing...

  • POWERbreathe user John breaks Concept2UK British Record

    John Steventon from Glasgow, aka @johntherower shared news of his success at breaking the British 1K indoor rowing record (40-49 lightweight) on May 14th. He’s spent the last 6 months training, including POWERbreathe inspiratory muscle training (IMT), and...

  • POWERbreathe Trial - Samuel Dallimore Week 1: The Journey Begins

    After having a go and testing it out, it didn't take long to get the technique correct and I quickly settled into a routine of using my POWERbreathe twice per day fairly easily. I'm starting out on resistance 2.5 on the performance plus, which is a good challenge...

  • POWERbreathe Trial – Rob Lunn Week 1: The Journey Begins

    A few weeks ago I was approached to take part in a fitness trial to test out the POWERbreathe Sport model, as a personal trainer & amateur athlete I am always interested in testing out new equipment for use with my clients and also for my own training. My POWERbreathe...