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Healthy, strong breathing muscles make breathing easier. When breathing becomes easier, you will feel fitter, reduce the symptoms of breathing conditions and enhance your sporting performance. You can achieve this by strengthening your diaphragm with breathing training using the POWERbreathe Classic Medium Resistance device.
Benefits of inspiratory muscle training with the POWERbreathe Classic include:
Strengthen your diaphragm- Breathing training with the POWERbreathe Classic Medium Resistance strengthens your diaphragm rather than your lungs. This is because your lungs are a pair of spongy, air-filled organs, and not muscle, and so cannot be strengthened.
9 adjustable levels- The breathing device has 9 levels of resistance – you move up to the next level when the resistance no longer challenges you. The range between each training level is broader than that offered by the light resistance model.
As your breathing muscles become stronger and you move up one of the training levels by increasing the resistance, there is a larger increase in cmH2O, making training more of a challenge.
The device offers a ‘medium resistance’ to breathing in, provided by the adjustable spring loaded valve. This ‘load’ training is similar to weightlifting, and provides a variable level of load setting (weight lifted) in increments of 20cmH2O, from 10cmH2O to 170cmH2O.
Results after 4-6 weeks- If you persistently follow the training regime of 30 breaths, twice a day you should see results in 4-6 weeks. You will feel less breathless during exertion and have increased stamina.
This is scientifically proven. Learn more about how the POWERbreathe IMT device works in our guide.
Trusted brand- The POWERbreathe Classic is the first breathing trainer we developed and it’s still as popular as when we first introduced it. Over the last 20 years, POWERbreathe has created innovative breathing products which have improved people’s health and wellness.
POWERbreathe products are used by medical professionals and in scientific research.
When you buy your POWERbreathe Classic Medium Resistance from our site, be confident that it’s a genuine model. If you browse other websites, beware of fake lookalikes and devices claiming to be POWERbreathe.
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
– June 15, 2020
Hi Barbara and thank you for your message. Would you like to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org letting them know which POWERbreathe IMT device you have and how you feel after using it and they should be able to advise you. It may simply be that you’re training too hard, on a higher load than your breathing muscles are able to cope with at the moment. But it’s better if there’s a conversation and with email it can be done with more privacy for you. Hope that helps. Thank you.
– April 17, 2020
I’m not sure. I feel worse after using the Powerbreathe or any breathing gadget and I don’t know why.
– September 6, 2019
The benefits of training the lungs in this way is immeasurable
When I informed my consultants/doctors that I had purchased one they were pleased and spoke of the benefits of using it. However, they did not offer to prescribe. There needs to be a bigger campaign to bring Powerbreathe equipment and training to the health industry. My awareness of it was only because of my involvement in the fitness industry. The benefits of training the lungs in this way is immeasurable! I have found excellent results and recommend it to anyone who has breathing difficulties or those who wish to increase their lung capacity for sport or fitness. Let’s get Powerbreathe equipment/training recognised and widely available in treatment plans for people who struggle to breathe!!
– June 9, 2017
Since my last review in 2012 I have used the power breathe on a regular basis. I recently traveled to the Himalayas on a motor cycle (Royal Enfield) adventure to the worlds Highest motor able pass- Khadung-La.I had no breathing problems, it works. I still practice and teach Taekwon-Do on a regular basis.
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