Better Breathing Blog by PowerLung

How Exercise Boosts Brain Power

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jan 18, 2018 2:43:29 PM

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It has long been touted that exercise improves brain function, and this concept has been used widely to support a recent drive to increase physical activity and save recess in schools. However, the benefits go well beyond school age years, and evidence supports the importance of regular physical exercise throughout life. It is a universally accepted understanding that regular exercise is good for the body. However, more and more research is being released showing the benefits to the brain as well. If you are considering starting an exercise regimen, training for a sporting event, or simply want to improve your health, here is some interesting science behind the connection, and a few of the useful facts about regular physical exercise and mental improvement:

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Topics: Health and Fitness, Swimming, Running, Yoga, Cycling, Better Breathing, Athletes, Scuba Diving, Track and Field, Active Aging, Training

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

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

Can Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) Help Pulmonary Function and Performance?

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jun 22, 2017 8:30:00 AM

When considering adding respiratory muscle training to an athlete’s training regimen, one may ask if any true benefit has been found. Although it has been proven beneficial to COPD patients, there have been mixed reports in the past regarding hyperpnea (technique for improving endurance respiratory muscle function) training. Variations in study types, methods and protocol could be factors in the mixed results. Athletes and their trainers are looking for tools which can truly improve performance, and studies specific to their gender, sport and level of competition are in demand.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Running, Track and Field, Triathletes

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

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

How to Sprint Without Overextending Yourself

Posted by Carolyn Morse

May 15, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Sprinting. People either hate it or they love it. When coaches require their players to sprint, they hate it. When runners, cyclists or swimmers sprint to the finish line, they love it. Sprinting really depends on when you do it and why you do it. Many joggers use a sprint to finish their run, while sprinting for some athletes, like soccer players or swimmers, is just part of the game or competition. The goal behind sprinting, however, should be to push your body to new exercise or athletic levels, not to overextend it.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Training, Triathletes, Running, Athletes, Health and Fitness, Track and Field

Race to the Finish Line with Better Breathing

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Feb 5, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Track and field athletes run thousands of miles in their careers. The end goal of every race, every competition, is to make it past the finish line faster than every other runner on the field. It takes strength, endurance, and skill to train for track and field events. Many runners fail to realize the importance of breathing technique and rhythm. Breathing should not limit your ability to run or perform running routines. Are you using proper breathing methods as you run towards the finish line?

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Topics: Athletes, Health and Fitness, Track and Field