This video is about training Inspiratory Muscles for better breathing whilst activating core muscles performing plank exercises.
Our abdominal muscles and iliopsoas form a functional unit during running. The Abdominals are working reactively and the psoas provides concentric power during the running stride. It is vitally important to develop a strong core utilising these muscles in order to oppose the force of gravity and maintain an erect trunk whilst running.
As our breathing muscles also form part of our core and assist in flexion, stability, balance, rotation, they are always at risk of fatigue whilst running. In order to minimise the risk of breathing muscle fatigue, one can stress the core muscles whilst training breathing muscles by inhaling against a set resistance* to improve speed, strength, volume and power of inhalation.
*Utilising a POWERbreathe Plus Inspiratory Muscle Training unit
In the video one of our coaches can be seen breathing forcefully against resistance whilst maintaining a braced core.
The training is utilising bodyweight exercises, swiss ball, and POWERbreathe Plus unit.
For further information on how breathing training can assist your performance, how to achieve the correct breathing technique for performance gains and breathing strength assessments contact The Running Coach at therunning-coach.co.uk