Endurance Training

Elena Rigas, speed skater, trains with POWERbreathe

Here’s a short video by Elena Rigas from the Danish national team in Long Track Speed Skating, sharing with us her preparation for the Winter Olympics 2018. She travels the globe from World Cup to World Cup, and here she can be seen using her POWERbreathe which she, along with all the skaters in the

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Limitation to running performance – the role of respiratory work

Published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine this year was a study that looked into the occurrence of core muscle fatigue during high-intensity running exercise and its limitation to performance. Secondary to this was to discover if the work of the respiratory muscles contributed to this core muscle fatigue. Key points from the

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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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Inspiratory & Core Muscle Training Enhances Running Performance

Published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: Post Acceptance: August 26, 2014. STUDY ‘Functional’ inspiratory and core muscle training enhances running performance and economy Tong, Tomas K.; McConnell, Alison K.; Lin, Hua; Nie, Jinlei; Zhang, Haifeng; Wang, Jiayuan Abstract “We compared the effects of two 6-week high-intensity interval training interventions. Under the control condition

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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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POWERbreathe for Triathletes at Brownlee Tri North 2014

We’re very excited as we prepare for the Brownlee Tri North taking place on Sunday 21st September. POWERbreathe will be at Harewood House near Leeds where the Tour de France raced earlier this year. The event is for every level of triathlete, from first-timers to seasoned triathletes, but whatever your level, POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training

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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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The role of respiratory work in core muscle fatigue during running

This abstract (eCollection 2014 May 1;13(2):244-51.) was published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. STUDY The occurrence of core muscle fatigue during high-intensity running exercise and its limitation to performance: the role of respiratory work.  Tong TK, Wu S, Nie J, Baker JS, Lin H Abstract: “This study investigated the occurrence of core

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The Effect of Inspiratory muscle Warm-Up on Submaximal Rowing Performance

This abstract (Epub ahead of print) published July 15th 2014 in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. STUDY: The Effect of Inspiratory muscle Warm-Up on Submaximal Rowing Performance Arend M, Mäestu J, Kivastik J, Rämson R, Jürimäe J Abstract: “Performing inspiratory muscle warm-up might increase exercise performance. The aim of this study was to

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Aspects of Respiratory Muscle Fatigue in a Mountain Ultramarathon Race (2018)

This abstract (Epub ahead of print) was published July 16th 2014 in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. STUDY: Aspects of Respiratory Muscle Fatigue in a Mountain Ultramarathon Race.  Wüthrich TU, Marty J, Kerherve H, Millet GY, Verges S, Spengler CM. Abstract: “Ultra-marathon running offers the unique possibility to investigate the mechanisms contributing to

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