Cycling

Cycling Tips for Training Like an Olympian

Olympic track cycling involves intense acceleration and sprinting at high speeds. These sprint races require a combination of tactics and power for the six track Velodrome cycling events. Olympic road cycling however requires stamina to endure the long distances. This applies to both the road race and the individual time trials. Cycling tips for training

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Women’s eliteVELO Cycling Race Team and POWERbreathe

Through our main UK distributor, HaB Direct, POWERbreathe are proud to be sponsoring this women’s development and performance road racing team, eliteVELO Kalas Sportswear Cycling Race Team. The team consists of 6 enthusiastic and highly talented riders: Alice Miller, Frankie Morgans-Slader, Hester Stembridge, Jenny Powell, Julia Hesselberg and Sophie Black. This weekend at Finlake Lodges

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Efficient respiratory system is key for endurance

Dr. Anthony Alessi, Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Connecticut, recently wrote in an article in The Norwich Bulletin about how an efficient respiratory system is crucial for the success of endurance athletes. He explains how endurance athletes are most vulnerable to any alterations in the respiratory system “due to their reliance

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Locomotor & diaphragm muscle fatigue in endurance athletes

Published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology (August 2014, Volume 114, Issue 8, pp 1619-1633). STUDY Locomotor and diaphragm muscle fatigue in endurance athletes performing time-trials of different durations Thomas U. Wüthrich, Elisabeth C. Eberle, Christina M. Spengler Purpose: “Fatigue in leg muscles might differ between running and cycling due to inherent differences in

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Respiratory Muscle Power & the Slow Component of O2 Uptake

Published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (September 2014 – Volume 46 – Issue 9 – p 1797–1807) STUDY Respiratory Muscle Power & the Slow Component of O2 Uptake Cross TJ, Winters C, Sheel AW, Sabapathy S. PURPOSE: “The slow component of O2 uptake (V˙O2sc) represents a progressive decline in work efficiency during

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Matt Bottrill – my goal of winning the National 25-mile Champs

Matt Bottrill, POWERbreathe user and time trialist, has won the National 25-mile Time Trial Championships in Cumbria! The event he’s always wanted to win. Here’s his review of his success, in his own words… “I’ve finally pulled it off National champ for 25 mile’s. The event I’ve always wanted to win. Thanks for all your

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charity bike ride

Charity Bike Ride Begins at Briançon

Four amateur cyclists from RAF Coningsby Ground System Support Flight are currently training for their 3 Peaks of Briançon Charity Bike Ride. In addition to their cycling training, they are using POWERbreathe IMT, in preparation for the breathing challenges ahead. Difficulty breathing when cycling The simple design of a bike will affect the position of

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