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POWERbreathe goes to school

In March POWERbreathe were invited to Trinity Catholic High School (science and sports college) in Woodford Green, Essex. We were asked by one of the teacher’s, Alan Mair, if we’d like to present POWERbreathe and the benefit of this breathing training in sport to Year 9 (14-year-old) pupils in their assembly. Alan, a serious mountaineer

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POWERbreathe training for GB Boccia Team

You may have read in our previous blog, GB Olympic Boccia Team Physios impressed by POWERbreathe about our meeting in February with the GB Olympic Boccia team physios and British Paralympic athlete Nigel Murray MBE. Well since then we’ve had the privilege of being invited to meet the entire GB Boccia team and their coaches,

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Caroline Kremer, Founder of Just Breathe, checks out the POWERbreathe K5

Caroline Kremer is a qualified Bowen Technique practitioner (European College of Bowen Studies) and uses her qualifications and skills not only to bring muscular, skeletal, emotional and physiological systems back into balance, but also to educate clients to improve breathing patterns and re-discover breathing awareness. Caroline believes in addressing and treating the whole physical system

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Women Police Officers Fail Fitness Test – POWERbreathe Could Help

Nearly 3% of 13,024 police officers have failed to pass their compulsory fitness test, and of those 3% who failed, 70% of them were women (according to a news article published online at BBC News UK which looked at figures provided by 27 forces under the Freedom of Information Act.) Compulsory police fitness testing for

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Building a sustainable UK high performance system – include POWERbreathe

As part of a ‘shared vision’ for building a stronger and more sustainable Team GB, the English Institute of Sport (EIS) and UK Sport have announced changes to the UK’s high performance system. Changes will include a new, evidence-based Mission 2016 tracking tool for supporting the development of all World Class Performance Programmes, and renewed

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Comparing the POWERbreathe Classic and Plus Mechanical Series

In our previous blog, Comparing POWERbreathe Classic, Plus and K-Series we looked at the differences between the POWERbreathe Classic and the POWERbreathe Plus mechanical series’, and the electronic POWERbreathe K-Series. In this blog we’re going to look at the differences between the mechanical models in the POWERbreathe Classic and POWERbreathe Plus series. As mentioned previously, the

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young smokers

Changes in Young Smokers after Inspiratory Exercise

This research in the August 2013 edition of Clinical Autonomic Research addresses ‘Autonomic changes in young smokers: acute effects of inspiratory exercise’. One major consequence of smoking is the development of cardiovascular diseases or CVD. These are all the diseases of the heart and circulation. CVD includes coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral arterial disease and

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POWERbreathe mechanical and electronic IMT devices.

Comparing POWERbreathe Classic, Plus and K-Series

We’re often asked what the difference is between the various series of POWERbreathe models, so we thought we’d help by writing a quick overview of each series. Mechanical Classic and Plus vs Electronic K-Series The models in the two mechanical series’ of POWERbreathe require their variable load training to be adjusted mechanically.The models in the

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POWERbreathe K5 at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Last week POWERbreathe visited Elite Cycling Performance Coaching, the cycling facilities at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Elite Cycling’s owner Paul Mill is a former professional triathlete, semi-pro road rider and time-triallist, and his company is based in the highly regarded Crystal Palace Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre where Elite Cycling provide cycle training, coaching,

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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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Frontiers in Respiratory Muscle Training in Health and Disease

The ‘Frontiers in Respiratory Muscle Training in Health and Disease’ was one of a series of free research seminars launched by The Centre for Sports Medicine & Human Performance, and it took place on Tuesday 30th April. Professor Alison McConnell provided an overview of the history of IMT, the “state of the art”, as well

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POWERbreathe K5 on the table in BBC TV Programme

‘Bang Goes the Theory’ is a BBC TV programme that investigates the science behind the headlines, and on Monday 22nd April Jem Stansfield tested out the very latest in self-monitoring gadgets as he investigated the world of self-tracking. On the table was our very own POWERbreathe K5. The latest episode looked at the new technologies

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Highlanders Super Rugby Team Train with POWERbreathe

In December 2012 the Highlanders signed a Global Sponsorship Agreement with POWERbreathe. Since then they’ve been using their POWERbreathe inspiratory muscle training devices religiously as part of their training. The Highlanders are a professional New Zealand rugby union team based in Dunedin that competes in Super Rugby, the largest professional rugby union competition in the

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POWERbreathe – recognised in providing ‘Gold Standard’ K-Series devices for important research

Measurement validity of an electronic inspiratory loading device during a loaded breathing task in patients with COPD This is the first Abstract from the multi-nation (Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada) COPD study, for which they used the POWERbreathe K-Series. The study has been carried out by highly respected, leading professionals and highlights the quality,

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