UK News

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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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 needs you!

As a POWERbreathe user, you’ll know that the scientifically proven training regimen of only 30 breaths, twice a day, was found to be the most beneficial. That’s simply breathing in through your POWERbreathe, 30 times after you’ve brushed your teeth in the morning, and 30 times before bed. Simple and effective. However, it seems to

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POWERbreathe at The London Bike Show 2013

POWERbreathe supported Koolstof cycling equipment this year at The London Bike Show, with a POWERbreathe zone in the Bike Radar Training Hub – view gallery. Visitors moved from zone to zone where they were advised at each stage as to how best to improve their cycling performance. Over the 4 days, POWERbreathe adviser, Duncan (our

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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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Boccia player Nigel Murray MBE at POWERbreathe UK HQ

GB Boccia on road to Rio after POWERbreathe training

Members of Team GB Boccia, including Britain’s most successful Boccia player Nigel Murray MBE (above), are using POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training in preparation for Rio. Boccia players use POWERbreathe IMT GB Olympic Boccia Team Physio’s decided to introduce POWERbreathe IMT to their TeamGB in 2014. They have been training with it ever since. The team

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POWERbreathe on tour – in Brazil

Our very own Duncan is visiting our POWERbreathe friends in Brazil and has just sent us this little update… A long journey yesterday. Got to bed at midnight UK time having left home at 2-40 am UK time. Flight was on time and no problems although I find it hard to control my air rage

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Effects of respiratory muscle training on performance in athletes: a systematic review with meta-analyses

“Effects of respiratory muscle training on performance in athletes: a systematic review with meta-analyses” Hajghanbari B, Yamabayashi C, Buna T, Coelho J, Freedman K, Morton T, Palmer S, Toy M, Walsh C, Sheel AW, Reid WD. More research recently published (July 25th 2012) to determine if respiratory muscle training (RMT) improves sport performance, and respiratory

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Four Weeks of Inspiratory Muscle Training Improves Self-Paced Walking Performance in Overweight and Obese Adults: A Randomised Controlled Trial

A new Clinical Study, published in the Journal of Obesity (Volume 2012, Article ID 918202), examined whether a programme of inspiratory muscle training (IMT), using POWERbreathe, improves accumulative distance of self-paced walking in overweight and obese adults. Fifteen overweight and obese adults were randomised into experimental and placebo groups. Lung function, inspiratory muscle performance, 6-minute

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Home-based respiratory muscle training used to improve quality of life in patients with Chronic Heart Failure

The Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention published the following clinical trial to evaluate the effect of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on cardiac autonomic modulation and on peripheral nerve sympathetic activity in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). The Clinical Trial: Inspiratory Muscle Training Reduces Sympathetic Nervous Activity and Improves Inspiratory Muscle Weakness and Quality

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New POWERbreathe Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly developed website. The website underwent a redesign in order to fulfil the requirements that our visitors have been expressing. It now clearly directs visitors to the area that interests them the most: Fitness & Sports Health & Lifestyle Medical – for Healthcare Professionals only Here

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