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The POWERbreathe K3 is the top-of-the-range model and uses the same auto-optimising IMT technology as the K1 and K2 models, but includes additional features.

POWERbreathe K3 (top-of-the-range model):

For people who require a comprehensive breathing training program, complete with all three Breathing Modes (training options) as well as Testing and Monitoring, and who wish to visually chart their improvement over all training sessions, both current and previous.

How POWERbreathe works:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buPiZJ9bUao&feature=player_embedded#at=18

POWERbreathe kinetic is ideal for:

  • People experiencing breathing difficulties resulting from a medical condition, sedentary lifestyle or old age
  • Sports professionals, including coaches, therapists, athletes, recreational fitness and sports enthusiasts
  • Uniformed services – army, navy, air force, police, fire service
    Performers, including singers, actors, musicians, public speakers and teachers

    POWERbreathe kinetic is the 3rd generation of POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training series (breathing training) and the world’s first portable precision electronic inspiratory muscle training and monitoring system that delivers a superior performance. POWERbreathe kinetic is rechargeable and supplied with a recharging and display stand.

    The POWERbreathe kinetic uses the basic principles of resistance training. Just as you might use weights to strengthen your arm muscles, breathing in through POWERbreathe against the electronically controlled, rapid-response valve creates a resistance to inhalation – thereby increasing inspiratory muscle strength and endurance.

    The POWERbreathe K3 training resistance is specifically designed to match the dynamic changes in breathing muscle strength throughout your breath and can automatically adapt to increases in your inspiratory muscle strength at the beginning of each training session. Training measurement results are displayed on screen, allowing you to monitor training progress and to optimise your training technique.

    The POWERbreathe training regime of 30 breaths twice a day, typically takes only a few minutes a day, and when used correctly you should start to feel the benefits within just a few weeks.

    POWERbreathe is drug-free and natural with no side effects or drug interactions.

    Pack includes:

    - POWERbreathe Kinetic K3 inspiratory muscle trainer
    - Recharging and display stand
    - Instructional DVD (approximately 35 minutes)
    - Soft-touch nose-clip
    - Storage pouch
    - 4x cleansing tablets
    - User manual

    Overview:

  • Auto-optimising IMT technology - automatically adapts to your training requirements
  • Advanced variable load training – optimised to match the strength profile of your inspiratory muscles
  • Training intensity selector
  • Rapid response valve mechanism used to load inspiratory muscles
  • 3 x Breathing Modes: Training Mode; Warm-up Mode; Cool-down Mode
  • Simple LCD menu system for navigating through different settings and to view training results
  • Results Display:
    - Latest session load (cmH2O)
    - Inspiratory muscle strength improvement (%)
    - Previous session load (cmH2O)
    - Graphical load history (last 38 sessions)
    - Lung Volume (Litres)
    - Latest session power (Watts)
    - Inspiratory muscle power improvement (%)
    - Previous session power (Watts)
    - Graphical power history (last 38 sessions)
    - Testing and Monitoring
  • Training guidance system, including breathing pacing coach
  • Scientifically proven, pressure threshold training technique
    Rechargeable
  • Detachable valve assembly for easy cleaning
  • Ergonomic mouthpiece design, suitable for adult & paediatric use
  • Ergonomic grip design

  • POWERbreathe benefits:

    An overview of benefits and results from laboratory trials are listed below. For specific benefits, research references and clinical and laboratory trials that support our findings, please select your specific area of interest when you 'Select Model' from the main menu above.

    Sports & Exercise

    • Improved inspiratory muscle strength by 31.2%
    • Improved inspiratory muscle endurance by 27.8%
    • Accelerated recovery during repeated sprints by up to 7%
    • Improved cycling time trial performance by 4.6% - equivalent to slashing 3-minutes off a 40k time trial
    • Enabled participants to cycle for 33% longer and with lower sense of effort
    • Improved rowing time trial performance by up to 2.2% - equivalent to slashing 60m in a 2km race
    • Increased swimming performance by up to 3.5%
    • Reduced whole body effort during exercise
    • Warmed-up the breathing muscles & significantly improved rowing performance and reduced breathlessness in competitive rowers
    • Warmed-up the breathing muscles which normal warm-up routines fail to do
    • Speeded-up lactate clearance more effectively than traditional active recovery strategies

    Performers

    • Enhanced the ability to inflate the lungs (take deeper breaths)
    • Enhanced the ability to control the breath
    • Enhanced the ability to sustain forceful breathing (breathing does not become fatigued)
    • Training may affect the intrinsic laryngeal muscles which control the action of the larynx
    • Warms-up the breathing muscles prior to rehearsal or performance

    Health & Medical

    • Reduced breathlessness & restored breathing power
    • Increased inspiratory muscle strength by up to 45%
    • Improved quality of life in people with major debilitating conditions
    • Enhanced exercise tolerance in people with major debilitating conditions
    • Reduced consumption of medication of up to 79% in asthma patients
    • Reduced ß2-agonists consumption by up to 79% in patients with asthma
    • Showed an improvement in asthma symptoms by up to 75% in 3 weeks
    • Improvements in inspiratory muscle strength of 55% in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Improvements in endurance of 86% in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Improvements in quality of life by 21% in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Improvements in dyspnoea by 36% in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    Uniformed Services

    • Improved breathing conditions in people with physically demanding occupational situations where breathing demand is raised or where breathing apparatus is used, such as the Armed Forces, Police Force and Fire Service
    • Improved inspiratory muscle strength by 31.2%
    • Improved inspiratory muscle endurance by 27.8%
    • Reduced breathlessness
    • Reduced heart rate
    • Reduced the rate of air use from the breathing cylinder used by firefighters (increasing wear time by around 1.5 min from a 15 min cylinder)
    • Increased time to exhaustion during a standard laboratory treadmill test


    Who's it for?

    Who 
is it for?

    POWERbreathe is a multifunctional training tool that has a wide use of applications for a wide range of people. Randomised controlled trials have shown the efficacy of POWERbreathe in populations as diverse as highly trained endurance athletes, as well as patients with COPD and asthma.

    POWERbreathe training is particularly helpful in the following contexts:

    • All sports, including sprint sports and high altitude sports and training
    • Treatment of breathlessness and exercise limitation due to illness, including respiratory, cardiovascular and neuromuscular, or simply due to advancing age
    • Core stability training for injury prevention and the management of low back pain, postural instability and neuromuscular rehabilitation
    • Physically demanding occupational situations where breathing demand is raised
    • Settings in which the rib cage is restricted by clothing or equipment, such as protective clothing ensembles worn by the uniformed services
    • Settings where loads are carried on the thorax, such as military rucksacks and army Bergens
    • Settings demanding manual handling and load carriage, whether in an office, factory, warehouse or retail environment
    • Settings where breathing apparatus is used (self-contained and filtration), such as woodworking and fire fighting
    • Performing artists, including singers / vocalists, actors and dancers as well as teachers and public speakers where deep breathing, breathing control and voice projection are required
    • Wind musicians who are required to take deeper breaths, control the breath and have the ability to sustain forceful breathing


    POWERbreathe is suitable for almost anyone and will cause no harmful side effects when used properly. Please read the following precautions to ensure that you use POWERbreathe safely and appropriately

    • Inspiratory muscle training (IMT), such as training with POWERbreathe, is not recommended for patients with a history of spontaneous pneumothorax (a collapsed lung that was not due to traumatic injury e.g. broken rib), as it may lead to a recurrence of the condition. Following a traumatic pneumothorax and/or broken rib, IMT, such as POWERbreathe, should not be used prior to full recovery.
    • If you are suffering from a cold, sinusitis or respiratory tract infection, we advise that you do not use POWERbreathe until symptoms have disappeared.
    • Some users may experience slight ear discomfort when training with POWERbreathe, especially if they are recovering from a cold. This is caused by inadequate equalisation of pressure between the mouth and ears. If symptoms persist, please consult your doctor.
    • Whilst training with POWERbreathe you should feel resistance to inhaling but it should not be painful. If you should feel pain whilst using POWERbreathe, stop immediately and consult your doctor.
    • If you have any doubts about the suitability of POWERbreathe, or you have a medical condition, please consult your doctor.
    • Anyone who is under the age of 16 should only use POWERbreathe with supervision from an adult. POWERbreathe contains small parts and is not suitable for children under 3 years.