Last week POWERbreathe visited Elite Cycling Performance Coaching, the cycling facilities at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.
Elite Cycling’s owner Paul Mill is a former professional triathlete, semi-pro road rider and time-triallist, and his company is based in the highly regarded Crystal Palace Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre where Elite Cycling provide cycle training, coaching, advice and support to cyclists of all abilities.
Elite Cycling’s cycling facilities are found within the award winning Crystal Palace Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre and is where they carry out all their physical assessments, in-door sessions, bike fittings and other biomechanical analysis tests – and now, breathing analysis using the POWERbreathe K5 with Breathe-Link Software for MAC and PC!
Cyclists will be educated about the benefits of breathing training using POWERbreathe Plus models as well as being offered advanced monitoring and analysis of their breathing training using the POWERbreathe K5 which will now form a part of Elite Cycling’s Training Programmes.
Using the K5 cyclists will have the opportunity to perform a single breath test that will measure their inspiratory muscle strength, peak inspiratory flow rate and inhaled volume, all from just one breath. This can be used as a benchmark for improvement.
After training with their own individual POWERbreathe units, cyclists can then come back to Elite Cycling to have their Strength-Index (cmH2O), Power (Watts), Flow (L/s), Energy (Joules) and Volume (Litres) monitored and analysed for assessment.
We’d like to wish Elite Cycling all the best with their new breathing training programme, and to say that we’d be more than happy to offer any further assistance or advice that may be required.
Read more about why you should include POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training as part of your cycling training, or if you’re a cyclist and are already using POWERbreathe, then please leave a comment here or on the POWERbreathe Forum, Facebook or Twitter as we’d love to hear about how you’ve benefited from this breathing training. You can also read more about POWERbreathe and cycling training in the Blog’s Cycling category.