breathing technique

  • POWERbreathe User Trial - Maxine Filby: Getting started with POWERbreathe

    I’m an Elite XC Mountain Bike racer; I have only been racing for three years so when it comes to training at this high level I’m still very much finding my feet.  I assumed that as I was getting fitter and my body was getting stronger that my lungs would...

  • POWERbreathe Trial – Colin White Week 4: Time to reflect

    Well I'm back in it again, after spending time with my friend and his family, I have learned a lot about myself and my life and also my family. Having a friend as fit as Matt then realising that even he is not superhuman, makes me realise how lucky I am and how...

  • POWERbreathe Trial – Melanie Ryding Week 10: China here I come!

    It's been a roller coaster ride of training since I started this trial. From smooth preparations and training all going to plan, to head injury and completely housebound, and back again (almost). It's been six weeks since the cycling accident and I wouldn't say...

  • Madeline Simon (MS) – Taking it easy

    It’s been a quieter week, well more like weekend, as mid-week my elder sister and youngest nephew came over for the day. We had a day in Stratford, educational at first, going round the Shakespeare museum and house where he was born and grew up. Then we went...

  • How to keep breathing when out running

    If you are a keen runner then you know it is extremely difficult to regulate your breath while running. This is more difficult if you are just starting out as a runner. If this is the case with you then it is a sign that is telling you to take it easy, slow down...

  • POWERbreathe Trial – Melanie Ryding Week 8: Learning To Hurt Again

    With the good progress following last week's race, coach and I decided that it was perhaps safe to increase the intensity of the training somewhat. I have also been giving the World championships some serious thought, and have come up with a set of weekly goals...

  • POWERbreathe Trial – Samuel Dallimore Week 6: Back into the water

    This week has been one of the best weeks training in a long time, I really feel that things are starting to get back to the way they were. I would say it's more mind than body at the moment, in that I mean I am getting the correct mindset and routine back that...

  • POWERbreathe Trial – Melanie Ryding Week 4: A difficult week

    This week started really well. I think the progress on POWERbreathe is good, and I am securely on level 4 now. BUT - the mind progress is less! I still carry the inhaler to the track, and I did another tough session with coach on Tuesday, chest hurt but I wasn’t...