Swimming

POWERbreathe User Qualifies For Rio 2016

Allan do Carmo, a Brazilian swimmer who specialises in open water marathons, has secured his spot at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and is one of the first 20 swimmers to qualify for Rio. Since January Allan has been training his inspiratory muscles to become stronger and more resistant to fatigue with POWERbreathe, improving his

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Efficient respiratory system is key for endurance

Dr. Anthony Alessi, Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Connecticut, recently wrote in an article in The Norwich Bulletin about how an efficient respiratory system is crucial for the success of endurance athletes. He explains how endurance athletes are most vulnerable to any alterations in the respiratory system “due to their reliance

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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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Respiratory muscle specific warm-up and elite swimming performance

Respiratory muscle specific warm-up and elite swimming performance This original article has not long ago been published (1st November 2013) on the British Journal of Sports Medicine website. The Method used POWERbreathe. Br J Sports Med doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092523 Emma E Wilson, Tricia M McKeever, Claire Lobb, Tom Sherriff, Luke Gupta, Glenn Hearson, Neil Martin, Martin R

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Tudor increases his swim strokes per breath with POWERbreathe

Tudor Morris is currently training for an important event in September: swimming the channel in aid of the cancer charity, Momentum, who offered help and support to Tudor as he went through cancer himself. Tudor has been using POWERbreathe over the last 6-weeks to help improve his breathing strength and stamina for this event, and

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POWERbreathe and Mailsports at ASA Swimming Championships

On Sunday 26th May POWERbreathe attended the ASA South East Regional Age Group Championships in Crawley, West Sussex, with swim specialists Mailsports. These Swimming Championships take place annually on dates designated for Regional Championships by swimming’s governing body, the ASA and by the Region Swimming Group. This heavily subscribed event was held at the K2

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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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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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Top breathing exercises for swimmers

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

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