inspiratory muscle training

  • How The Inspiratory Muscles Contribute To The Breathing Process

    The diaphragm and chest wall muscles act together like a bellows to pump air in and out of the chest. To breathe in these muscles contract to expand the chest cavity, causing a pressure drop into which the air flows. To breathe out, you simply relax these 'inspiratory'...

  • A Combined IMT & EMT Program Improves Respiratory Muscle Strength & Fatigue in MS

    The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation published an 'Article in Press' that looked at determining the effects of a short duration of combined inspiratory and expiratory progressive respiratory muscle training (RMT) on respiratory muscle strength,...

  • Training: Get some air

    Our POWERbreathe friends and distributor in the Netherlands, Trainjelongen, contacted us as they were delighted to see an article about how training your breathing muscles can improve cycling performance. It appeared in the Cycling magazine, ‘Fiets’, which...

  • Why train your breathing?

    Why train your breathing? By Duncan Kerr If it weren't for the fact that breathing is automatic and taken for granted then we would not be asking this question. Sports people train all their other muscle groups yet ignore the most fundamental system necessary...

  • Czech triathlete “breathes a litre more” after training with POWERbreathe

    More great news from our POWERbreathe friends in the Czech Republic, TruconneXion. Last week, on the biggest Czech triathlon website www.etriatlon.cz, young amateur triathlete, Lukáš Netík’s wrote about his positive experience of POWERbreathe training. Lukáš...

  • Breathing Big in 2013

    So, 2013 is the year for Breathing Big! Well, all you POWERbreathe users are one-step ahead in setting the trend for improving your breathing strength and breathing pattern. You’ll already be familiar with the benefits that inspiratory muscle training has on...

  • Foods for keeping your lungs healthy

    To keep our bodies ticking over nicely, lung health is critical. It is a cog in the wheel that makes our bodies work effectively. If you suffer oxygen deprivation then it can be serious to your health leading to serious respiratory illnesses and conditions...

  • Inspiratory Muscle training prevents fatigue in your respiratory muscles

    In the final miles of a long run or triathlon run, your leg muscles become very tired. But your hamstrings, quadriceps and calves are not the only muscles that become fatigued during a hard run. Your respiratory muscles may also become tired during the workout...

  • Getting the most benefits from Inspiratory Muscle Training

    The phrase 'use it or lose it' applies equally well to the inspiratory muscles as it does to your leg muscles. Everyone becomes lazy at some point and a classic example is using the lift because you get out of breath using the stairs. If this is you then you...

  • Effects of respiratory muscle training on performance in athletes: a systematic review with meta-analyses

    "Effects of respiratory muscle training on performance in athletes: a systematic review with meta-analyses" Hajghanbari B, Yamabayashi C, Buna T, Coelho J, Freedman K, Morton T, Palmer S, Toy M, Walsh C, Sheel AW, Reid WD. More research recently published (July...