Running & Sprinting

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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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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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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Congratulations to Lisa Suzuki on winning the Shonan Marathon

At the beginning of November the 8th Shonan Marathon took place with approximately 20,000 participants entering the race that took place in Fujisawa, Japan. Lisa Suzuki was one of those thousands competing to win the marathon, and she won the women’s full marathon. Suzuki is a POWERbreathe user and member of the POWERbreathe Running Club

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Top breathing exercises for runners

Running is a form of aerobic exercise. Quite literally, ‘aerobic’ means ‘with oxygen’. We need to breathe to get oxygen into the lungs.  Although this sounds obvious, some runners have a shallow or laboured breathing style.  However, there are some cases where this style of breathing results in severe muscle cramps, side stitches, poor performance

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Running improves with breathing control

This article in Women’s Running discusses ways of improving breathing control while running. Better breathing will help you run better and improve your performance. Control your breathing to improve your running Your breathing may feel laboured while running. However if you breathe correctly you will find running becomes easier. The article refers to four ways

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Running performance improves with deeper breathing

An article in the October 2016 edition of Runner’s World UK says you can boost your running performance with each breath you take. But you have to choose the right type of training. And that is training that gets oxygen to where you need it. Improving running performance starts with your breathing Breathing training will

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