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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

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Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
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Posted:I inadvertently stumbled across the powerbreathe product on the net just now, and am sorely tempted to get one (I'll ask for it for me B'day).

As a moderate asthmatic and aspirational choral singer the offer of better lung function and greater stamina are something of a holy grail. User reviews on other websites look good, but I wondered if any other hoppers had any more first hand experience?


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Medusa
Medusa

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Posted:do you have a link for the product I would like to have a look at it myself...

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newgabe
newgabe

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Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
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Posted:Phew. for a horrible minute I thought this was to do with FireBreathing... eek



Is there a link for it? a piccie? My dad had something after his heart op with three chambers and some red bouncy balls that looked like fun and seemed to help him breathe better. Trained the muscles around the lungs I imagine rather than the lungs themselves...

*down boy, good lung*


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

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Posted:Link



Sorry, I meant to post it originally and forgot.



Out of interest I have ordered one, best price I found was 33.99 including free 7 day delivery.

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Medusa
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Posted:Looks just like the old style spacer thingy that I used to use when I was younger for my inhalers....

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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

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Location: Herefordshire
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Posted:Yeah I know what you're referring too, but I'm sure its omething more complex- the spacer allowed for taking drugs over a period of several breaths. This thing offers resistance to breathing, encouraging and strengthing the inahlatory muscles.

I'm excited about mine biggrin


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newgabe
newgabe

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Posted:you could try holding your hand over your mouth while breathing in. Or hang on I''ll put my hand over your mouth and you can pay me the... oh never mind.
Good luck, hope it works!


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Bird
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Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
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Posted:Hey, any chance you could keep us posted on how it works? I've been thinking about getting one, but can't afford to waste 35 at the mo!



smile



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I notice they sell them in Argos too, at a vastly inflated price!

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Prometheus
Prometheus

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Location: Richmond, Virginia
Member Since: 30th Jun 2002
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Posted:I used to take in a complete breath, then once you're 'holding it,' take in 2 more quick breaths and hold for 10 to 20 seconds. It's good for increasing lung capacity and building up the muscles around the lungs.

Dance like it hurts; Love like you need money; Work like someone is watching.

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Posted:Without being the least bit facetious...

Try aerobic exercise. That's the best trainer.

And if you're a moderate asthma stay on your controller medication.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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pineapple pete
pineapple pete

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Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
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Posted:ive been looking at getting one of these, to increase the time i can hold my breath for underwater escapes.

i dont want to say you paid too much, but clickyclick


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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

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Posted:Baaaaaah- its all good- the powerbreathe is a UK invention, and I'm happy to have what seems to be the device that other imitate smile

Mike- Yes, I know about doing aerobic excercise, and of course I will continue to take my medication smile Having read up quite a way on it though, it does seem to offer benefits beyond those from just aerobic excercise, plus it can be done in less time and a more convienient way. My main asthma trigger is a fast burst of aerobic excercise (running for example) which leaves me very breathless and my chest burning, as you would get in the beginnings of an Asthma attack. My hope is that this device will allow my breathing stamina to improve enough that I may then b e able to start running or swimming an improve my overall fitness further.

Oh and Bird: of course I will smile


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Bird
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Posted:Cheers!

Reading that, it looks like your problems are almost identical to mine! (maybe an allergy to extreme physical exersion? ubblol )


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MikeIcon
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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
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Posted:Speaking of fire breathing... I've been wanting to work on increasing my lung capacity so that I can pull off longer sustained breaths. I wonder if this could help do that as well? Keep us posted.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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