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Russia World Cup team need help with breathing

Russia World Cup team need help with breathing

Following their victory over Spain and defeat by Croatia, news is coming out that the 2018 FIFA Russia World Cup 2018 team are using ammonia to help with their breathing. Russia World Cup 2018 team sniff ammonia The World Cup team doctor confirms the team use ammonia to help with bloodflow and breathing. Ammonia is the

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POWERbreathe and the National Slovenian Rowing Team

On June 9th our friends and distributor POWERbreathe Slovenia, IntAct Ljubljana, organised a POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training Seminar for the National Slovenian Rowing Team, at the Olympic Sport Center at Bled Lake. The science behind POWERbreathe and IMT was presented not only to the rowing team themselves, but also to the main coaches of the

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GB Boccia team’s POWERbreathe progress report

In April we were honoured to meet the GB Boccia team and coaches to whom we presented POWERbreathe. The team members and coaches were interested to see how inspiratory muscle training with POWERbreathe could help them with their breathing in general but also with their core trunk strength and posture for an improved sports performance.

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Qualifying success for Iain Dawson at the ITU World Triathlon, Yokohama

Congratulations to Paratriathlete and POWERbreathe user Iain Dawson and his guide Matt Ellis, for finishing in a qualifying second place at the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama in Japan on Saturday 17th May 2014! Fourteen British paratriathletes competed for the first time in this formal ITU World Triathlon Series for Paratriathlon, as the sport – and

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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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POWERbreathe training for GB Boccia Team

You may have read in our previous blog, GB Olympic Boccia Team Physios impressed by POWERbreathe about our meeting in February with the GB Olympic Boccia team physios and British Paralympic athlete Nigel Murray MBE. Well since then we’ve had the privilege of being invited to meet the entire GB Boccia team and their coaches,

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Lucy Garner, World Junior Road Race Champion and her POWERbreathe

Lucy Garner is a double World Junior Road Race champion. She also represented GB at the European Road Championships – and won – and also won two gold medals and a silver medal at the European Track Championships. Lucy is also a member of the British Cycling Academy and recently won her first professional race

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A POWERbreathe K5 for Matt Bottrill, Champion Time Trialist

Matt Bottrill is a multi-national time trial champion and Drag2Zero.com team rider and he’ll be using the POWERbreathe K5 to help improve his breathing strength and stamina and time trial performance. Matt is training hard towards the British Time Trial championships in June and has already started the season this year with a record-breaking ride

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Paratriathlete Iain Dawson uses POWERbreathe in run-up to Rio 2016

Iain Dawson comes from a successful cycling background having competed at the Sydney Paralympics in 2000, but since then he’s proved himself to be at the top of the world rankings in Paratriathlon and he’s currently training in preparation for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in which Paratriathlon makes its debut. Iain has less than

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Why you should dig deep and breathe from your diaphragm

We thought we’d write a very quick blog on why it’s important to breathe deeply from your diaphragm, after all that’s why POWERbreathe was developed – to answer a need for training the breathing muscles (primarily the diaphragm) so that we all start to breathe again as nature intended, from the diaphragm and not from

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POWERbreathe helps Northampton Town Football Club get match-ready

Craig Smith, Head of Sports Science at Northampton Town Football Club (NTFC) invited POWERbreathe to talk about the benefits of inspiratory muscle training for his team. Strong breathing muscles are more resistant to fatigue – something that would be hugely beneficial to footballer players who have to cope with intermittent sprinting during a match where

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Breathing Muscle Fatigue in Swimming – POWERbreathe Could Help

Dr Mitch Lomax, Sport and Exercise Scientist and Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology at the University of Portsmouth, gave an interview to Swimming Science in which she discussed her investigation into the breathing demands of swimming and the discovery that the occurrence and consequences of breathing muscle fatigue in swimming had been overlooked.

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