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This device is ideal for those who are not very active or have a breathing issue and would like to start breathing training. It offers a ‘light resistance’ to breathing in, created by the adjustable spring loaded valve.
The range between each training level is quite small which means that as your breathing muscles become stronger and you move up one of the training levels by increasing the resistance, this small increase in cmH2O makes it more manageable.
This ‘load’ training is similar to weightlifting, and in the instance of this ‘light resistance’ device, provides a level of load setting (weight lifted) in increments of 10cmH2O, from 10cmH2O to 90cmH2O.
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 IMT breathing training 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 IMT is used safely and appropriately. You must always consult your healthcare professional before embarking on any new form of exercise and this includes POWERbreathe breathing training.
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:
What's In The Box?
The following items come as standard with every POWERbreathe Classic purchase:
Declaration of Conformity
– March 29, 2021
Posted on behalf of customer who emailed this comment (March 2021):
Good afternoon, just thought I’d let you know how pleased I am with my purchase of classic Powerbreathe. In lockdown and no attendance at the gym, I am concerned that my respiratory effort was declining. Thank you for a great British made product bought through Lloyds pharmacy. E Kapoor
Senior Physiotherapist at The Royal Wolverhampton
– March 25, 2020
POWERbreathe training with a cancer patient
The doctors were really pleased with his repeat lung function tests, some of the values had improved considerably, they felt we’ve given him the best chance possible to making it through his transplant, and feel the Powerbreathe device has been a contributing factor to this despite us only having a small window of time to work with it.
He was using it daily from the day you dropped it off to the day he was transferred to Birmingham, and I’m confident he was going to continue with it after he left us. We had also managed to increase it up to number 4 from 1 in the few weeks he was using it.
If he comes back to us post transplant (which I have a feeling he may) I will keep you updated on his progress and possibly we may be able to arrange a review? Although this will depend very much on if he returns to us or goes straight home.
Many thanks for everything you did to help us in his management.
Senior Physiotherapist at The Royal Wolverhampton
(verified owner) – March 25, 2020
(verified owner) – April 30, 2019
Very Sceptical at first, now I must admit I can see improvements
I was very sceptical of this device when I was first recommended it, as there are a lot of devices out there that make all sorts of fantastic claims to aid your breathing at Altitude. This is one of them that now has a growing voice from well respected high altitude mountaineers, along with having been used by numerous Everest expedition climbers and also has nearly a full page dedicated to it in the fantastic book “Mountaineering Training and preparation” a book which I can most certainly highly recommend for your training….
…It just seems such a simple device to use that it is hard to believe that it can be this alone that is making these huge improvements in my breathing, but without a doubt I have only noticed these improvements since using the PowerBreathe.
You can read my full review on my blog, at: http://aconcaqua.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/training-for-high-altitude-mount.html?spref=bl
– April 30, 2019
– February 10, 2018
It’s fab for asthma but device can break
Wonderful for asthma, has really helped me improve my peak flow levels and coupled with physio helps get air into my lungs more, improving bronchiectasis and asthma. Every asthmatic should have one, and the NHS should be ashamed of themselves for not advertising its availability more. I have though been using mine for 3/4 months and the product is very plastic, the valve sticks and gives different resistances depending on how you hold it, which means I have no idea what level I’m on (I’m supposed to be on level 5) but the resistance changes every time I touch it! Still despite that, it’s well worth having. I’m just gutted I can’t afford a digital one as I should imagine they are far more reliable.
Note from POWERbreathe Admin:
Thank you Bartlebe for your feedback and we’re delighted the POWERbreathe Medic has helped you with your asthma. We were sorry to hear though of your experience with the valve sticking. Obviously we value your feedback, and as it’s not a problem that we’ve heard of before, we wondered if you would mind getting in touch with us at email@example.com so that we may help. We’ll look forward to hearing from you Bartlebe, POWERbreathe.
(verified owner) – February 10, 2018
(verified owner) – August 9, 2017
this device is great for people with lung disorders
This device is great for people with lung disorders like emphysema it assists with the enlargement of the lungs when the sacks are blistered or burst it can assist with the exercise program that has been set out as a task for repair of the damaged lung.
– August 9, 2017
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