altitude training

  • Influence of IMT on Cycling Performance at altitude

    This study, Influence of IMT on Ventilatory Efficiency & Cycling Performance in Normoxia and Hypoxia, is published in Frontiers in Physiology. The aim of the study is to analyse the influence of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on ventilatory efficiency in...

  • Train your diaphragm with POWERbreathe to perform your best at altitude

    We’ve just come across this article online in Outside Magazine (February 2015), written by Alex Hutchinson in which it's suggested that ‘by training your respiratory muscles, you can teach yourself to perform better with less oxygen.’ The article, 'The...

  • Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi does altitude training

    PHOTO: Gr5 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi does altitude training before major marathons, it's been revealed. This year (2014) Keflezighi ran the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:08:37, beating many of his competitors who had been averaging faster times. But...

  • Congratulations to Sam Lipscombe on his summit success

    You may remember from his previous blogs that Sam had set himself the challenge of climbing Mount Everest in aid of raising money for Cure Rett and how he’d been using his POWERbreathe to help strengthen his breathing muscles for the challenges that the altitude...

  • Can POWERbreathe improve breathing at high altitude?

    At high altitude the air is 'thinner', containing less oxygen than at sea level. The higher we go, the thinner it gets. Climbing or skiing at high altitude places enormous demands upon the breathing muscles. In order to compensate for the thinner air, the lungs...

  • Andy and Lotte train in Lanzarote with POWERbreathe

    After a week in the beautiful Lanzarote we finally came back down to earth when we arrived back to England and saw the rain. However, we had a great time out there and things couldn’t have gone better for us.  Speaking for myself I feel a lot fitter since...