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

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

Mountain Bikers: Move from Subpar to Superior

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Dec 5, 2013 7:30:00 AM

As a mountain biker, you spend hours training and racing at high altitudes and through difficult terrain. Your journey to the top of a peak is physically and mentally demanding, but well worth it once you reach the top. The tremendous energy and endurance level you need to cycle up climbs, attempt blasts, change speeds, and race in the mountains is unparallel to many other sports. Biking through mountain terrain is challenging, and you need to train properly. Training for mountain biking goes beyond aerobic and cardio workouts. Learning how to breath right is the factor that takes you from being subpar to superior as a mountain biker.

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Topics: Training, Mountain Biking