Better Breathing Blog

Learn What Muscles You Need to Train for Better Breathing

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Aug 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It is commonly understood that using Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT), a series of exercises and breathing techniques to increase strength and endurance of respiratory muscles, will improve breathing (and subsequently, respiration) during periods of exercise. However, understanding the science behind RMT is important to better utilize the techniques to benefit respiration and endurance.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Training, Triathletes, Running, Athletes, Swimming, Coaches, Health and Fitness, Track and Field, Scuba Diving, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Rowing, Hockey, Crossfit, Competitive Swimming, Yoga, Diving

Best Practices for Muscle Recovery After Training

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Aug 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You are working hard, maintaining a tough training schedule and feeling good about it, but the soreness is starting to affect you. Your first thought may be to simply back off what you are doing, or quit altogether, but that’s not the answer. There are ways to minimize soreness and improve recovery so you can maintain your training regimen.

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Topics: Training, Triathletes, Running, Athletes, Swimming, Track and Field, Scuba Diving, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Rowing, Hockey, Crossfit, Competitive Swimming, Yoga, Diving

Strengthen Your Respiratory Muscles

Posted by Carolyn Morse

May 6, 2017 4:04:08 PM

Athletes, professional and amateur alike, think about training their heart, legs, back, and anything else related to their sport. However, rarely do people ponder training their lungs. There is a direct link between fatigued breathing and reduced performance (weakness) in your legs or other muscles needed to compete in any given sport. The bottom line is that when you breathe better, you provide more oxygen to your muscles, thereby improving your athletic performance.

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Topics: Training, Triathletes, Running, Athletes, Swimming, Musicians and Vocalists, Health and Fitness, Track and Field, Scuba Diving, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Rowing, Hockey, Crossfit, Competitive Swimming

How to Increase Lung Stamina in Hockey Players

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Mar 2, 2016 9:49:02 AM

If you have played hockey at any level you’ll understand the importance of stamina. The sport relies on intermittent high-intensity sprints that can be taxing on your body, particularly if you are not acclimated, so vitality is important.

Regular training is necessary if you are looking to play any sort of competitive game. With a variety of sudden movements that include twists and turns, it’s unsurprising that hockey athletes are prone to injuries. Therefore it’s important that you warm up effectively, practice proper technique, and develop stamina to prevent the likelihood of injury occurring as a by-product of fatigue.

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Topics: Hockey

2014 Biohackers Conference Lightning Talk: Increase Stamina and Lung Capacity with Powerlung

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jan 14, 2015 10:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: Better Breathing, Training, PowerLung, Triathletes, Running, Athletes, Swimming, Coaches, Active Aging, Musicians and Vocalists, Health and Fitness, Track and Field, Scuba Diving, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Rowing, Hockey, Crossfit, Competitive Swimming, Yoga, Diving