Running & Sprinting

  • 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...

  • Running improves with breathing control

    This article in Women’s Running discusses ways of improving breathing control while running. Better breathing will help you run better and improve your performance. Control your breathing to improve your running Your breathing may feel laboured while running....

  • Running performance improves with deeper breathing

    An article in the October 2016 edition of Runner’s World UK says you can boost your running performance with each breath you take. But you have to choose the right type of training. And that is training that gets oxygen to where you need it. Improving running...

  • 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...

  • Track running induces inspiratory muscle fatigue in trained runners

    A study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (September 26th 2015) tested the hypothesis that short-duration running exercise would induce Inspiratory Muscle Fatigue (IMF) which may limit performance. This follows studies that found IMF...

  • Heartening Words From A POWERbreathe User

    We’d like to thank Karl Coan for emailing us with this, his POWERbreathe story… To whomever it may concern. This may not be the correct way to contact you. I'm a 35year old man, who for all of my life has struggled with asthma. Bear with me, at school I...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Strengthen your thoracic diaphragm to become a better runner

    This informative article published in Trail Runner Magazine (the UK’s No.1 off-road running magazine) talks about The Forgotten Muscle, your thoracic diaphragm, and how important learning to use it properly can correlate to increased stamina, quicker recovery...

  • Improving Breathing by Robin McNelis

    PHOTO: Owen Gillott & Luke Williams from Hagens Berman U-23 Cycling Program This is the final in a series of four articles published by Athletics Weekly and written by Robin McNelis. Robin is a chartered physiotherapist who specialises in cardiac and respiratory...