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The condition of your breathing muscles influences how well you can breathe. The stronger your diaphragm, the easier it is to breathe, you will demand less oxygen during exercise, and your heart rate will reduce.
Strong breathing muscles benefit everyone, as stamina, well-being and general health improve. To achieve this better quality of life, carry out breathing training with the POWERbreathe Plus Heavy Resistance.
This heavy resistance device is hugely taxing on your breathing muscles. It is only recommended for those that have reached the highest load setting on a Medium Resistance device.
Strengthen your diaphragm- Breathing training with the POWERbreathe Plus Heavy Resistance focuses on strengthening your diaphragm rather than your lungs. This is because your lungs are a pair of spongy, air-filled organs, and not muscle, and therefore cannot be strengthened.
This device is very challenging and suited to people that are very fit and have reached the top level of the Medium Resistance device. This device is not suitable for people with breathing problems. If you have a condition like COPD or asthma, check out our light resistance breathing trainer.
11 adjustable levels- The POWERbreathe Plus Heavy Resistance has 11 adjustable levels. The levels refer to the resistance you will feel on your in-breath.
It offers the heaviest resistance and the widest load range between training levels. 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 this ‘heavy resistance’ device provides a variable level of load setting (weight lifted) in increments of 24/25cmH2O, from 29cmH2O to 274cmH2O.
Ergonomic design- The POWERbreathe Plus is the second generation of mechanical breathing trainers and features the following design improvements:
See results after 4-6 weeks- Consistently follow the training regime of 30 breaths, twice a day to feel less breathless during exertion in 4-6 weeks. This is scientifically proven. Learn more about how the POWERbreathe IMT device works in our guide.
Trusted brand- POWERbreathe has over 20 years of experience in creating innovative breathing products to improve people’s health and wellness. POWERbreathe products are recommended by medical professionals and used in scientific research.
When you buy your POWERbreathe Plus Medium Resistance from our site, you can 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 Plus purchase:
Declaration of Conformity
Turner Twins – Ross Turner
– August 7, 2019
This POWERbreathe was perfect for Mt Elbrus
The POWERbreathe allowed us to train in a way that was in-expensive, appropriate and the best in the market for mountaineering adventure (without actually training at altitude). It was easy enough to take travelling and use every day while allowing any level of cardiac fitness you wanted. This POWERbreathe was perfect for Mt Elbrus as the mountain had glacial rubble and ice – two very different terrains that affected the cardiac system in different ways. With more adventures coming that are not at altitude, we will carry on using the POWERbreathe as it is a great way to train the body in a very advantageous way so you can perform comfortably while working hard on expeditions.
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