Better Breathing Blog

Achieving Peak Performance in Rowing

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jul 21, 2015 9:00:00 AM

One of the most important aspects of rowing is the strength of your breath when moving through the next stroke. You can tire before fatiguing your external muscles because the respiratory muscles have fatigued first. The body rushes to their defense; preventing a dangerous level of fatigue.

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Topics: rowing

Respiratory Muscle Power While Swimming Before and After Training (with PowerLung)

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jun 4, 2015 8:00:00 AM

If you are looking to improve the strength and ability of your respiratory system, be it for general health, professional sport, public speaking or musical performance you will likely need targeted respiratory training to allow yourself to get to the next level. PowerLung offers an incredibly effective device to assist you with this training. 

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Topics: Training, Athletes, Swimming, Coaches

PowerLung® is attending the 2015 ACSM 62nd Annual Meeting!

Posted by Carolyn Morse

May 19, 2015 8:45:00 AM

Join us at the American College of Sports Medicine 62nd Annual Meeting! We are excited to be part of this event which takes place from May 27 to May 29th in San Diego, California. For more information on the Annual Meeting, please visit http://acsm.org/.

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Topics: PowerLung, Health and Fitness, Events

Can Your Lungs Keep Up With The Kids This Summer?

Posted by Carolyn Morse

May 18, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The kids are finishing the school year and the weather is warm and sunny. Outdoor activities make for great spring and summer fun! Don’t let exertion get in the way of fun with the kids! Make sure your lungs are strong enough to keep up with the kids this summer so you and your family can stay active together.

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Topics: Better Breathing, PowerLung, Swimming, Active Aging, Health and Fitness

Seven Tips for Mountain Biking at Altitude

Posted by Carolyn Morse

May 11, 2015 10:00:00 AM

High altitude mountain biking heats up every summer as a common activity for adventure seekers. From the Colorado Trail Race to the Arizona Trail Race, many races start at 10,000 feet and up!

Biking up extremely high mountain altitudes requires special physical and mental preparations before, during, and after the race. Endurance is the key to success! For those who don’t live in high altitudes, acclimation takes time and varies between individuals.

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Topics: Better Breathing, PowerLung, Mountain Biking

The Effects of Respiratory Muscle Training on Older Females

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Mar 4, 2015 8:21:00 AM

Although both the physiological and psychological benefits of regular exercise is already widely known in both scientific and mainstream circles, there are still many who fail to maintain regular exercise regimes. The importance of exercise for both the young and old cannot however be overstated. Exercise is related across the board to measures of happiness and fulfillment. Unfortunately as a result of limited physical activity, there are many older people who remain sedentary. The cost of this on both an individual and societal level looms large. For the individual, there is a loss of autonomy and independence, which cause feelings of loneliness and depression and as a society this costs billions in health care expenditures for the elderly.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Active Aging, Health and Fitness

Marathon Training Tips for the Over 50s

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Feb 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Running is a safe, healthy exercise for people of any age. More than 50% of the runners in the New York City Marathon are over 40. At age 52, Hal Higdon, marathon runner and writer, ran a 10km in 31:08 and a marathon in 2:29:27.

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Topics: Running

Keeping Your PowerLung Clean

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Nov 24, 2014 8:30:00 AM

If you’ve been enjoying the benefits of PowerLung you might be wondering what to do when cleaning it. The instructions that come with your PowerLung provide you with information on how to clean your PowerLung. There are also specific instructions on the PowerLung website here . Also note, you do not have to complete disassemble your PowerLung to clean it. Just follow the instructions.

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Topics: Better Breathing, PowerLung, PowerLung Care

What to do if you reach maximum on your current PowerLung?

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Oct 13, 2014 8:30:00 AM

If you have reached the maximum on your current PowerLung then congratulations, you are progressing well. Fortunately, there are two ways to continue your development and go forward from here. The first is to adjust your routine and the second is to add new resistance cells.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Training, PowerLung

Advanced Tips for Developing a Smart Training Routine, Without Overdoing It

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Oct 6, 2014 7:30:00 AM

Some people believe that breathing with PowerLung while you train will speed up your training progress.  However, PowerLung is not an “overnight fix.” Overtraining and over working your muscles leads to muscle pain and injuries. A gradual integration of PowerLung into your training program will help you build up strength and endurance. Building the intensity of your training program allows your body to adapt and move forward without injury. 

The Starting Line

PowerLung muscle training is pure and simple.  It uses progressive threshold resistance to strengthen the muscles and to train them to breathe in a certain manner. Training with PowerLung, as with any muscle training, takes time. During the first four weeks, muscles learn to do the exercise and to improve strength and endurance.  Doing more in the first four weeks than the PowerLung instructions outlined is equivalent to lifting weights too often with your strength-training program.  You may risk overstraining and issues that accompany sore muscles. 

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Topics: Triathletes, Running, Athletes

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