Phil Bradbury (Cycling)

  • Phil Bradbury - POWERbreathe has helped my breathing

    I have just completed a 12 week trial with a medium resistance Powerbreathe. I cycle or row just about every day but do not compete formally so I cannot quote figures of percentage improvement in particular events. Having said that I do push myself very hard...

  • Phil Bradbury: Nearly the end of my trial

    I have just completed week 10 with the Powerbreathe. This is my second week at level 5.5, and I now use a mini pyramid of settings each session. By that I mean 10 breaths at a low setting, 10 at a medium setting, 30 at my maximum setting, 10 at medium and finally...

  • Phil Bradbury - my breathing seems significantly easier (week 9)

    I have just completed week 9 with the Powerbreathe.   This week I have moved up to level 5.5 and still doing my 10 breaths at half load, 30 at full load and finishing with 10 at half load.   In December I generally start to feel very tight in my chest when...

  • Phil Bradbury – I’m concentrating on getting fuller breaths (week 8)

    I have just completed week 8 with the Powerbreathe.   This week still working at level 5 with my 10 breaths at half load, 30 at full load and 10 at half load routine.   I could probably move the level up a little but I think for me it is more beneficial to concentrate...

  • Phil Bradbury - my perception is that my breathing has changed (week 7)

    I have just completed week 7 with the Powerbreathe.   At the end of the week I moved up to a setting of 5, still with my 10 breaths at half load, 30 at full load and 10 at half load routine.   I felt able to move the setting up because I was achieving much fuller...

  • Phil Bradbury - My POWERbreathe Training (week 6)

    I have just completed week six with the Powerbreathe.   I am still following a pattern of using the Powerbreathe unit in the morning and evening, as I get up and just before going to sleep, I find this is the most convenient for me.   I am still following my...

  • Background to my training - week 5 of POWERbreathe

    Firstly a little background to my training. Generally:- I ride the indoor velodrome twice per week on what is termed ‘structured training sessions’, these session will always include a couple of race situations of all out effort. I ride on the road twice per...

  • Better breathing journey week 4

    Just completed the fourth week of using the Powerbreathe unit. 1) Still maintaining two daily sessions with the Powerbreathe. 2) I think I may have moved up the resistance setting too fast for my progress as I wasn't really achieving adequate breaths at any point,...

  • POWERbreathe user trial - Phil Bradbury: Now on my third week

    Just completed the third week of using the Powerbreathe unit and here is my update :) Would love your comments below. I continue to consistently carry out two sessions per day with the Powerbreathe. Still gradually moving the setting upwards and have just moved...

  • POWERbreathe User Trial: Phil Bradbury – Gradual progression

    Just completed the second week of using the POWERbreathe unit. 1) I have been gradually moving up the setting scale and am now on a setting of 3.5 which feels like that is just about the point where I am failing to achieve the full 30 breaths. 2) As the resistance...