Different POWERbreathe devices available.

In this blog, we look at comparing resistance levels of POWERbreathe Classic and Plus Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) devices.

The POWERbreathe Classic series and POWERbreathe Plus series each have three models available:

  • Light Resistance 
  • Medium Resistance 
  • Heavy Resistance 

Comparing Resistance Levels

Light Resistance

The Light Resistance level trains your breathing muscles using a ‘Light Resistance’ calibrated inspiratory load and was previously known as the Wellness model. It is an entry level model for those new to breathing training and for those with breathing problems (e.g. asthma) and features an adjustable ‘light’ training load.

Load Setting Range

  • POWERbreathe Classic Light Resistance variable load setting range: 10 – 90 cmH2O
  • POWERbreathe Plus Light Resistance variable load setting range: 17 – 98 cmH2O

Medium Resistance

The Medium Resistance level trains your breathing muscles using a ‘Medium Resistance’ calibrated inspiratory load and was previously known as the Fitness model. It is for those who are moderately fit to very fit and features an adjustable ‘medium’ training load.

Load Setting Range

  • POWERbreathe Classic Medium Resistance variable load setting range: 10 – 170 cmH2O
  • POWERbreathe Plus Medium Resistance variable load setting range: 23 – 186 cmH2O

Heavy Resistance

The Heavy Resistance level trains your breathing muscles using a ‘Heavy Resistance’ calibrated inspiratory load and was previously known as the Sports Performance model. Because of the broader load levels on the heavy resistance models, moving up the training load will feel much harder. We therefore only recommend those who have reached the maximum loading on the Medium Resistance model consider training using this heavy resistance model.

Load Setting Range

  • POWERbreathe Classic Heavy Resistance variable load setting range: 10 – 250 cmH2O
  • POWERbreathe Plus Heavy Resistance variable load setting range: 29 – 274 cmH2O