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POWERbreathe Classic Inspiratory Muscle Trainer - Fitness

POWERbreathe Classic Inspiratory Muscle Trainer - Fitness

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What is POWERbreathe?

POWERbreathe is an inspiratory muscle trainer. Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) trains the muscles we use to breathe in and has been proven over many years to be successful.
POWERbreathe offers a hand held portable method of training the inspiratory muscles and has been scientifically proven with more than 12 years of dedicated research carried out at Loughborough University and Birmingham University, two of the UK's Leading Sports Science Universities.

POWERbreathe is a drug free, Class 1 Medical Device.

How Does POWERbreathe Work?

POWERbreathe works by incorporating a level of resistance against the inward breath. Whilst whole body activity provides a training stimulus for the inspiratory muscles (Coast et al, 1990) this is not an ideal method of training or maintaining optimal function of these muscles in atients or older people.
In much the same way as you can use dumb-bells for muscle building, so too can the inspiratory muscles. Resistance training of the inspiratory muscles is easier than it sounds; in its most simple term:- it involves breathing repetitively against an inspiratory load

POWERbreathe = Just 30 breaths twice a day

Fitness


Anyone who takes part in physical activity, whether as a serious sport or a leisure pursuit, wants to perform to the best of their ability and maintain a level of health and fitness. Exercising and strengthening the muscles we use to breath in - the inspiratory muscles - can help alleviate breathlessness and can also make exercise feel easier. New research shows that training these muscles, principally the diaphragm and those that expand the chest, can improve all round fitness and even maximise the effectiveness of the muscles we use in our chosen physical activity.



POWERbreathe Fitness works on the same IMT method as the other models in the range, at an average pressure threshold level based on the premise that people using this model undertake a moderate amount of regular exercise. 'My experience as a sport scientist and respiratory physiologist has demonstrated that good (comfortable) breathing technique is only possible if your breathing muscles are in good shape. Our research has shown that training with POWERbreathe gives breathing 'power and reserve', making a workout more comfortable and enjoyable.'
Prof. Alison McConnell
Professor of Applied Physiology, Brunel University

Who Can Benefit?
Anyone who takes part in physical activity, whether as a serious sport or as a leisure pursuit, wants to perform to the best of their ability and maintain maximum health and fitness. To get the most from your body you need to pay attention to all aspects of fitness, but very often breathing is overlooked. Exercising and strengthening the muscles we use to breathe in - the inspiratory muscles - can help to alleviate breathlessness and can also make exercise feel easier.
Research shows that training these muscles, principally the diaphragm and those that expand the chest, can improve all-round fitness and even maximise the effectiveness of the muscles used when we exercise.
Approximately 21% of people with asthma (1.1 million) experience severe restrictions while jogging or running.

Facts & Figures
* Approximately 21% of people with asthma (1.1 million) experience severe restrictions while jogging or running
* Approximately 80% of the population suffers from EIA (exercise induced asthma)
* Outdoor sports can increase the severity of EIA with swimming offering an excellent indoor sport alternative as the airways stay warm and moist
* Approximately 17% of people with asthma (860,000) have severe difficulty walking upstairs or uphill

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