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This device is the most challenging in the Classic series of inspiratory muscle training devices and is hugely taxing for your breathing muscles. It is therefore only suitable for those who are used to POWERbreathe breathing training and who have reached the top of the Classic Medium Resistance.
This means that as your breathing muscles become stronger and you move up one of the training levels by increasing the resistance, there is the largest increase in cmH2O, making training the most challenging.
This ‘load’ training is similar to weightlifting, and in the instance of this ‘heavy resistance’ device, provides a variable level of load setting (weight lifted) in increments of 30cmH2O, from 10cmH2O to 250cmH2O. It offers the heaviest resistance and the widest load range between training levels.
POWERbreathe Classic is the first breathing trainer we developed and is still as popular today as it was when it was first introduced. This manual device is designed to be simple and easy to use. With 9 manually adjustable levels over time you will be able to strengthen your inspiratory breathing muscles. Helping you to increase your stamina and overall wellness.
Our scientifically proven training regime of 30 breaths, twice a day typically takes only a few minutes and, used properly, you should start to see the benefits within just a few weeks.
Inspiratory muscle training is proven by sports scientists and medical professionals to exercise and strengthen the muscles used to breathe in.
Adjustable Load Selection Range
Please note: Heavy resistance is only for those who have reached maximum loading on a medium resistance model. If you start with a heavy resistance model, you will not experience the benefits of POWERbreathe Plus training and may struggle to acheive higher levels due to the faster progression between loads.
Precise load settings may vary due to: (1) the analogue nature of the calibrated spring tensioner and the precision with which the load is selected; (2) a small effect of inspiratory flow rate upon spring compression such that high inspiratory flow rates lead to greater spring compression, and a small increase in load.
This effect is common to all spring loaded devices, and its size is magnified by increasing spring range (it is larger in a spring with a maximum range of 90cmH2O compared with one with half this range), it is also greater at lower absolute load settings.
Keeping a record of the training level reached and the number of breaths successfully completed per session will help you analyse your progress.
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Precautions & Contraindications
POWERbreathe is drug free, suitable for almost anyone and should cause no harmful side effects when used properly. Please read the following precautions and contraindications to ensure that POWERbreathe is used safely and appropriately.
Healthcare Professional should take into consideration the following conditions before patients use POWERbreathe:
Inspiratory muscle training, such as training with POWERbreathe, is not recommended for patients with certain conditions, including the following:
Declaration of Conformity
Ken Anstruther – March 29, 2020
Have had a red one for 10 years. Used it intermittently during that time. Being over 70 and contemplating the COVID-19 virus pandemic, I started using again and am very happy that it is still working. Can feel a difference already and expect to keep working with it as this viral menace continues to plague all of us.
Donald – October 22, 2016
I’ve been using my POWERbreathe for over 17 years I’ve been using my POWERbreathe for over 17 years. Bought it from Birmingham University before it went on the open market.
I’m 79 years-old and it’s got me through several marathons, heart surgery and other ageing complaints.
Recent lung capacity tests show I’m above average. I’m sure it’s because of my years of use of the POWERbreathe.
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