Endurance Training

The Art of Swimming and POWERbreathe

Nick Gillingham MBE is a double Olympic medallist swimmer, former World, European and Commonwealth Champion setting 3 World, 10 European, 9 Commonwealth and 17 British Records for his breaststroke events…so he knows a thing or two about swimming. Following this successful swimming career, Nick is now involved in all levels of swimming coaching, from his

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Motorsport Champion thinks about his breathing when racing

Motorsport Champion thinks about his breathing when racing

Marc Marquez is a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and three-time motorsport world champion. He rides as part of the Repsol Honda Team. And MotoGP recently asked him some questions about the physical complexities of riding a MotoGP™ machine over 300km/h. Breathing in motorsport In his question and answer session Marc is asked about his

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Professional football player uses POWERbreathe IMT during recovery

Football player uses POWERbreathe IMT during recovery

German professional footballer Jan Kirchhoff, playing for Premier League team Sunderland, is back on the football pitch after his knee surgery. Football injury and fitness The 3 month recovery period is a time when Jan is not able to train. As a result Jan became concerned about his fitness. But by keeping his breathing strength

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POWERbreathe and Dani Wyss, Ultracyclist

Our POWERbreathe friends and distributor in Switzerland have announced that they will be working with ultracyclist Dani Wyss as he trains again for the 2013 Race Across America (RAAM). Dani is already two-time winner of RAAM, a 3000 mile non-stop cycling challenge which he completed in just 8 days, cycling from the East coast of

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Could POWERbreathe prevent ‘turbo lag’ – cycling ace Sean Yates hopes so

Our POWERbreathe man, Duncan, recently visited Train Sharp, a POWERbreathe K5 Testing and Performance Centre in Tunbridge Wells. TrainSharp is an experienced cycle coaching company, able to create bespoke cycling training plans around personal requirements. Owner Jon Sharples is working in partnership with one of the biggest names in British cycling and former professional cyclist,

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POWERbreathe at Open Water Swimming Event

POWERbreathe attended this incredible event alongside Borut Strel, Martin Strel’s son. Martin, aka ‘Big River Man’ (he swam the Amazon River), is a Slovenian long-distance swimmer – and long-time POWERbreathe user! His son Borut operates Strel Swimming Adventures, and Duncan from POWERbreathe was delighted to team up alongside him at this extreme event. It was

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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 started POWERbreathe inspiratory muscle training in 2011 on his Level 2 Medium Resistance (MR) model. With regular training he gradually

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Project POWERbreathe – a cycling talent project

Our friends in the Czech Republic, Speedweaponry, have been busy working on Project POWERbreathe – a cycling talent project. The project, with help from Speedweaponry, supports promising young athletes with POWERbreathe. First of all the five young athletes and project founder, Radomir Simunek, each had their breathing strength and peak inspiratory flow tested and measured

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Breathing Exercises For Swimmers

The sport of swimming involves your head being below the water most of the time, so it is important to achieve a good swimming balance. The majority of swimmers put a lot of concentration, practice, focus and effort into improving their swimming style. However, if basic breathing techniques are not followed, all this effort will

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Highlanders Super Rugby Team (New Zealand) Sign-Up POWERbreathe

POWERbreathe has signed a Global Sponsorship Agreement with the ‘Highlanders Super Rugby Team’ from New Zealand. This cooperation will see the Highlanders implementing POWERbreathe inspiratory muscle training into their performance and fitness training programmes to improve endurance and accelerate recovery. Although the physical demands of rugby are specific to each position on the pitch, all

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Karina Bryant, Bronze Medallist, 2012 Olympics

2016 Olympic Bronze Medallist, Karina Bryant on POWERbreathe

“POWERbreathe really made the difference to me prior to and during the games and now I have the medal to prove it!” Judo heavyweight Karina won bronze in her Olympic success at London 2012. Earlier in the year Karina and her coach started looking to see if there was anything they could implement in training

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Breathing exercises beneficial to basketball players

In a recent Q&A session with the National Basketball Players Association, American professional basketball player Kelly Oubre Jr. who plays for the Washington Wizards talked about the breathing exercises his skills coach has added to his training, saying, “Breathing is big for me because I’m not really the best breather, so the exercise that he

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World Ironman 70.3 Championships 2012 – Las Vegas, Nevada

Here is an excellent blog from one of our bloggers Melissa Brand. Beat your Best winner 2011, Melissa Brand has just finished the Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Las Vegas, Henderson Nevada, in just under a week. Melissa earned the right to participate in the championship when qualifying at an Ironman 70.3 event this

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