football

  • Football player uses POWERbreathe IMT during recovery

    German professional footballer Jan Kirchhoff, playing for Premier League team Sunderland, is back on the football pitch after his knee surgery. Football injury and fitness The 3 month recovery period is a time when Jan is not able to train. As a result Jan became...

  • Brentford and Republic of Ireland midfielder suffers EIA

    POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) could help Brentford and Republic of Ireland midfielder Alan Judge who’s recently been reprimanded by the Football Association after breaching doping regulations for consuming higher levels of his asthma medication...

  • The Effect Of Football Shoulder Pads On Pulmonary Function

    “Restriction of expansion of the lungs or chest wall impedes inflation of the lungs during inhalation. Functional changes occurring during such restriction include reduced pulmonary and/or chest wall compliance, decreases in pulmonary function, and ultimately...

  • IMT Improves Exercise Tolerance in Recreational Soccer Players

    “This study investigated whether the addition of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) to an existing program of preseason soccer training would augment performance indices such as exercise tolerance and sports-specific performance beyond the use of preseason training...

  • The Influence Of Respiratory Muscle Training Upon Intermittent Exercise Performance

    “The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of respiratory muscle training on intermittent exercise performance, respiratory muscle strength, respiratory muscle fatigue, and dyspnea in soccer athletes.” Conclusion: “Respiratory Muscle Training...

  • Lack of asthma testing could risk careers of young footballers

    The nature of an athlete means that they will always push their body to the limit, with breathing demand increasing as a result. Dr Kippelen, Senior Lecturer (Exercise Physiology) of Brunel University London suggests that youth football players could be jeopardising...

  • POWERbreathe helps Northampton Town Football Club get match-ready

    Craig Smith, Head of Sports Science at Northampton Town Football Club (NTFC) invited POWERbreathe to talk about the benefits of inspiratory muscle training for his team. Strong breathing muscles are more resistant to fatigue - something that would be hugely...

  • Inspiratory muscle training improves exercise tolerance in recreational soccer players

    The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research published online (for a limited time ahead of print) a study that investigated whether the addition of IMT (Inspiratory Muscle Training) to an existing programme of pre-season soccer training would augment performance...