inspiratory muscle training

  • What is inspiratory muscle training

    Inspiratory muscle training also known as IMT is a regimen of breathing exercises that aims to strengthen the respiratory muscles in our body to make it easier for us to breathe comfortably. IMT can be used specifically for patients who suffer from any form of...

  • Top tips for comfortable breathing this allergy season

    This time of the year usually means hayfever, itchy eyes, runny nose, asthma and itchy skin.  If you suffer from any of the above there are some simple and natural strategies that you can use instead of running for the antihistamines or steroids which tend to...

  • Analysis of the use of POWERbreathe by mountain runners - by Biolaster

    Image courtesy of www.corredordemontana.com Our friends and distributor in Spain, Biolaster, recently sponsored three athletes with a POWERbreathe.  The intention was to analyse the use and results of two male runners and one female runner who’re all experienced...

  • Omega-3 The truth behind fish oils

    If you engage in intense and sustained exercise – things like wrestling, or boot camp, or martial arts – you know that sometimes it’s hard to “catch your breath”. Your lungs are working as hard as they can, but you wonder if they’re really going to...

  • Running Fitness April 2012 - Every Breath You Take

    Professor Alison McConnell, author of Breathe Strong, Perform Better, has written an article, Every Breath You Take, for the April edition of Running Fitness Magazine. Writing about breathing muscle training (inspiratory muscle training), once viewed with scepticism,...

  • Ben Barwick - POWERbreathe offers bigger and brighter things

    I have realised that this will be my last week using the basic 2 times a day training, then it will be onto bigger and brighter things!! I have done a couple of new things this week to try and get the most out of the POWERbreathe, along with testing the Warm-Up/Cool...

  • POWERbreathe Czech Distributor at Mallorca Training Camp 2012

    For many years, Majorca (Mallorca) has been the place to go for winter and early spring cycling. Countless professionals and cycling enthusiasts flock to this beautiful island off the Mediterranean Coast of Spain. Long a favorite among European cyclists, ...

  • Cold weather affects my POWERbreathe training

    A rather sad update this week with the harrowing news that I ended up getting ill at the back end of last week and it has taken the week to get over. It all happened because of this rubbish cold weather we are enduring. I know the cold affects people in different...

  • What is COPD

    COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a long-term lung disease often caused by smoking. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Many people with COPD have both bronchitis and emphysema. COPD is a serious respiratory condition. What...

  • Inspiratory muscle training should be part of your sports training

    Relatively simple inspiratory muscle training exercises can allow you to breathe effectively and with ease as well as help to improve your respiratory muscles.  Respiratory muscle training is not restricted to people who suffer from lung disorders, respiratory...