Mark Kleanthous of IronMate Coaching is one of Britain’s top swimming and triathlon coaches as well as being an extreme endurance athlete and a recognised advance performance coach. He has completed 490+ Triathlons, 38+ Ironman finishes, 2 double Ironmans, 1 triple Ironman, 75+ marathons and is a Marathon des Sables finisher. Mark has covered more than 7,000 miles swimming 178,000 cycling & 52,500 running.
He has recently started training with a Powerbreather and is already seeing results!
— Mark Kleanthous (@ironmatemark) September 9, 2016
This is the most effective swimming tool to improve your swimming that i have used in the last 30 + years swimming and coaching
The Ameo POWERBREATHER
My first look and first few test trials of the Ameo POWERBREATHER
I have tried snorkels and many lung resistance type products & do not like the feeling of limited breathing, i did not experience this with the Ameo POWERBREATHER
Below are my first 12 impressions why i will be using Ameo POWERBRETAHER in future.
1 – Easy to fit
= did not hurt for long periods of time.
2- Comfortable fit (i do not normally like snorkels)
= I had no problem wearing it for the whole swim workout.
3- You simply focus on your swim stroke and do not have to worry about reducing efficiency caused by turning your head to breath during front crawl.
= Just focus on technique and looking what my hands are doing.
4 – I am able to swim with a neutral body position and focus just on my swim stroke. = I feel i glide better and this improved my feel for the water
5- You can focus on your breathing & get a good lung workout.
= Time efficient swim session.
6 – The Ameo fresh air system is designed so you are always breathing in fresh air (normal snorkels you breath in and then breathe out some of the same air)
= Can prevent repetitive shoulder injuries if you only breathe to one side
7 – Powerbreather exhales air out the front and keeps the tubes dry.
Two tubes position around the head help me be streamlined and forget i am using it.
= no drag on one side when using a traditional snorkel
8- Powerbreather Redesigns The Snorkel
During normal swimming if you breathe just to one side most swimmers tilt slightly and are not symmetrical in the water with their arms and legs.
= Being symmetrical allows you to be more balanced and expend less energy.
9-During ageing there is a progressive decline in respiratory lung functions due to loss of respiratory muscle strength.
= The Ameo POWERBREATHER should be able to stop this decline.
10 -Should be used for preparing for altitude events.
= improves deep breathing making you more efficient at altitude.
11 – One Way valve system makes it very easy to remove water that may get into the tube.
=This has only happened twice while i get use to the Ameo PowerBreather
12-I feel more relaxed when swimming using the Ameo power breather
= which has already transferred to my swimming without using it.
Summary of the Ameo POWERBREATHER
If you want to look for more than marginal gains then i recommend you use this product to improve your swimming.
I will certainly be using and recommending it to athletes i coach as a vital bit of kit to use.
The skeptics will not try it and will not benefit. The optimists will try it and use it again and again & will benefit.
Watch this space i am sure i will find even more benefits are using it more in the coming days weeks and months.