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The condition of your breathing muscles influences how well you can breathe. For people that are unfit or suffering from conditions such as COPD and asthma, breathing requires more effort and energy. Carrying out breathing training decreases this effort and reduces your demand for oxygen during exercise.
Strengthen your diaphragm- Breathing training with the POWERbreathe Plus Light 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.
Ideal for those that are inactive- Training the diaphragm with the POWERbreathe Plus Light Resistance benefits everyone. Whether you’re fit or unfit, have a medical condition or not. This light resistance model is best suited to people that are new to breathing training, are not active, or have breathing problems. Check the ‘Which Resistance?’ tab for more guidance.
11 adjustable levels- The POWERbreathe Plus Light Resistance has 11 adjustable levels. The levels refer to the amount of resistance you will feel on your in-breath. The range between each training level is quite small, making it more manageable to advance to the next resistance when you’re comfortable.
This ‘load’ training is similar to weightlifting, and this ‘light resistance’ device provides a level of load setting (weight lifted) in increments of 8cmH2O, from 17cmH2O to 98cmH2O.
As you become stronger and fitter, the resistance may stop challenging you. At this point, it’s time to increase the resistance. When you can cope with the highest level of resistance, move onto the POWERbreathe Plus Medium Resistance device to continue strengthening your diaphragm.
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.
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.
How To Find Your Training Level
Keeping a record of the training level reached and the number of breaths successfully completed per session will help you analyse your progress.
Download your Training Diary >
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:
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