Training your Inspiratory Muscles with a Powerbreathe

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With the Octathalon proving to be a race and a challenge, training for both strength and stamina is essential if you are to get through the 8 challenges in the quickest time. So finding the optimum training regimen is critical.

 

Do your legs start to feel heavy and tired and give out before you start to gasp for breath, or do you find you’re out of breath and find it hard to continue even though you feel you could carry on running for example? Either way, training your inspiratory muscles to improve their strength and stamina can help your body to cope with intense exercise, yet it is often a neglected part of sports training.

 

Training your inspiratory muscles is scientifically proven to increase their strength and stamina, and although aerobic activity can benefit the inspiratory muscles, it’s not enough to cope with the ‘heavy breathing’ experienced when training at a high intensity.

 

The good news is that you can train your inspiratory muscles to elicit their full potential - with POWERbreathe inspiratory muscle trainers which have been researched and developed by a team of professional sports scientists from the UK’s leading universities.

 

Breathing in sharply through the POWERbreathe against the adjustable resistance forces your breathing muscles to work harder. This resistance training increases their strength and stamina – similar to weight training with dumbbells - reducing the feeling of being out of breath and enabling you to train for longer with a lower sense of effort.

 

Research into inspiratory muscle training has also shown that during intense training, blood flow (and hence oxygen delivery) to the exercising muscles is inversely related to respiratory work, telling us that that the inspiratory muscles are capable of stealing blood from other working muscles, and in so doing, can impair their performance.

 

Trials and published research in relation to inspiratory muscle training and cycling (your 1st challenge in the Octathalon) has revealed that inspiratory muscle training:

 

Improved cycling time trial performance by 4.6% - equivalent to slashing 3-minutes off a 40k time trial

Enabled participants to cycle for 33% longer and with lower sense of effort

Increased strength of inspiratory muscles by 30 – 50%

 

Research can be found here: www.powerbreathe.com/powerbreathe-categories/sport-fitness/cycling.html

 

Trials and published research in relation to inspiratory muscle training and rowing (your 5th challenge in the Octathalon) has revealed that inspiratory muscle training:

 

Improved rowing time trial performance by up to 2.2% which, equivalent to slashing 60m in a 2km race

Increased strength of inspiratory muscles by 30 – 50%

POWERbreathe warm-up significantly improved rowing performance and reduced breathlessness in competitive rowers

 

Research can be found here: www.powerbreathe.com/powerbreathe-categories/sport-fitness/improve-rowing-canoeing-performance.html

 


  

Trials and published research in relation to inspiratory muscle training and running (your 7th challenge in the Octathalon) has revealed that inspiratory muscle training:

 

Accelerated recovery during repeated sprints by up to 7%

Increased strength of inspiratory muscles by 30 – 50%

Reduced whole body effort during exercise

Improved performance within 4-weeks (following tried & tested training regimen)

 

Research can be found here: www.powerbreathe.com/powerbreathe-categories/sport-fitness/improve-running-performance.html

 

Even better news is that in order to elicit these benefits takes only approximately 5-minutes per day. POWERbreathe underwent rigorous and systematic testing to identify the most effective training regimen, the result of which is just 30 breaths through the POWERbreathe twice a day is all that’s required. After 4-weeks your breathing muscles will have improved substantially, and from then on you could use your POWERbreathe every other day to maintain your new level of breathing strength and stamina.