Mark Kleanthous on the POWERBREATHER

Mark Kleanthous on the POWERBREATHER

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’s Words

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.

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