POWERbreathe Training Regimen

POWERbreathe Cool-down-recover

POWERbreathe IMT Recovery & Cool Down

POWERbreathe IMT – Reduces Lactate During Exercise & Speeds Up Clearance A POWERbreathe ‘cool-down’ can help to speed lactate clearance even more effectively than traditional active recovery strategies. Lactate is a by-product that accumulates in the tissues and blood during intense exercise, leading to discomfort and muscle fatigue. Research shows that POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training

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POWERbreathe Interval Training

POWERbreathe IMT Interval Training

Periods of hard physical exercise followed by periods of rest that are repeated several times in one training session, is known as Interval Training, and has become a major part of structured training for enhancing athletic performance.   Both the aerobic and anaerobic system is worked during interval training, and a by-product of the high

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POWERbreathe IMT Warm-up

IMT Warm-Up

POWERbreathe Warm-Up Boosts Your Inspiratory Muscle Performance Research has shown that a standard pre-exercise warm-up routine fails to prepare the inspiratory muscles (breathing muscles) for the rigours of exercise1, and laboratory trials on competitive rowers showed that a POWERbreathe warm-up significantly improved rowing performance and reduced breathlessness.2 Neglecting to warm-up the breathing muscles leads to

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Explosive contraction is best breathing technique for POWERbreathe IMT

Explosive contraction most effective way to improve muscle strength

A recent study into explosive contraction supports the reasoning behind why the inhalation technique used during POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) must be hard and fast. Explosive contraction (ECT) vs sustained-contraction (SCT) strength training In the Journal of Applied Physiology (2016) the study compares the effects of two types of training specificity for strength training. The first

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