Furthermore, because you begin to lose muscle strength as you get older, which includes breathing muscle strength, improving the strength of your breathing muscles with Expiratory Muscle Training and Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) will help to maintain and improve your breathing strength.
Stronger expiratory muscles are also beneficial for sportspeople wishing to improve their sports performance because expiratory muscle fatigue impairs performance.
The POWERbreathe EX1 is a hand-held, drug-free, expiratory muscle training (EMT) device, developed to improve your expiratory muscles’ strength, function, and endurance. It provides resistance as you breathe out through the device, making your expiratory muscles work harder to improve breathing strength.
The POWERbreathe EX1 uses the ‘pressure threshold’ method of breathing training, which is like weightlifting. You progressively adjust the ‘weight’ lifted to make your training harder (or easier) as your expiratory muscles become stronger.