Better Breathing Blog

Can You Increase Lung Capacity for Swimming?

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Nov 11, 2016 1:08:30 PM

Swimming requires a high level of endurance. It has become common to say the way to raise endurance levels is by increasing lung capacity. We’ll go into why this is confusing. But, the general idea behind this advice is true; to increase endurance you need in increase the efficiency of your breathing. This means using less energy to breathe and breathing in and out more air when you do.

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Topics: Triathletes, Athletes, Swimming, Competitive Swimming

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

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

Breathing Under Water: Utilizing Your Breath During Competitive Swimming

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Feb 20, 2014 8:30:00 AM

There is no greater demand placed upon your lungs than in competitive swimming. The constant motion of every inch of your body requires the constant dispersing of oxygen to every part. The pull and drag of the body that comes with swimming makes it obvious that without stellar respiratory strength, you will be pulling up the backend in whatever swimming competition you find yourself in. When swimming, you must utilize your breathing wisely and create a breathing technique that supplies enough oxygen to your extremities, but also keeps your heart at a steady rate.

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Topics: Triathletes, Swimming

How to Use PowerLung in the Taper Phase of Training

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Oct 17, 2013 9:00:00 AM

As fall athletic competitions heat up, most coaches have laid out the season’s training program to include a taper period, especially in endurance sports.  Even taper before a 5K running race is recommended. The pre-tapering training and training during the period may vary by athlete and sport. Length of taper may vary from a period of a week or more.  

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Topics: Better Breathing, Training, Triathletes, Running, Athletes, Swimming, Coaches