Armed Forces & Special Ops

  • 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...

  • Use POWERbreathe To Help Alleviate Side Stitch

    A recent article in Triathlete Europe offered advice on how to avoid side stitch, citing diaphragm spasm as one of the most common causes, with spasm of the accessory muscles of breathing, the obliques, another cause. Canadian Running also featured an article...

  • 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,...

  • Royal Marine passes fitness test with help from POWERbreathe

    At the Triathlon Show we recently attended in London (February 2015), we were delighted when a visitor to the stand shared a very personal and positive story with us. In 1998 / 1999 the gentleman in question had applied to take the Royal Marines fitness test...

  • POWERbreathe training for tri-forces expedition to Makalu

    In September of this year, a tri-service team - Makalu 2014 - will attempt to place at least two of its eight members on the summit of Makalu via the most challenging route, the South East Ridge. If they are successful then this expedition will become the first...

  • Corporal Darren Peacock - POWERbreathe 90 days in

    It’s been 90 days now since I started using powerbreathe and my time here in Afghanistan is almost up. I am currently up to level 8 on my POWERbreathe Medium Resistance, I have found all the levels hard at first then once it got easy with a quick turn you can...

  • Corporal Darren Peacock 44 days in Afghanistan and 43 days of using my POWERbreathe

    It’s been 44 days now since I left the UK for Afghanistan and 43 days since I began using my POWERbreathe Plus. After the first 10 days I increased the resistance to level 1 and immediately noticed the difference. My breathing in was harder but after 5 days...

  • Corporal Darren Peacock - 10 days in with the POWERbreathe

    It's been 10 days since I arrived in Afghanistan and 9 days since I started using my POWERbreathe . My workload is quite heavy durning the day, working 12 hour shifts but I find it easy to fit in 2 sessions of POWERbreathe training although I have received many...

  • Corporal Darren Peacock and POWERbreathe in the Royal Air Force

    My name is Darren Peacock and I am a Corporal in the Royal Air Force for the past 15 years. My Job as a Survival Equipment Fitter involves working with adhesives and Isocyanates so every 12 months I have to take a COSHH medical with involves a peak flow test. I...