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Raising the Bar Webinar Series

In this free, hour-long webinar, Alison McConnell, author of Breathe Strong, Perform Better discussed the benefits of breathing training, which represents the quickest and easiest way to enhance sports performance and reduce perceived exertion. This webinar explained the many roles of breathing muscles in sport/exercise, how these vital muscles limit exercise performance, and how specific breathing muscle training can overcome these limitations.

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Although we try to schedule the webinars at a convenient time, we understand not everyone can be present at the live webinar. Human Kinetics provided all registrants with a link to the recorded webinar within 24 hours of the live event. You did not have to be present at the live webinar to receive the recording, you only have to register.
There are no continuing education credits attached to this webinar. However, Human Kinetics will provide webinar attendees with a certificate of participation if requested. To receive a certificate of participation you must be registered and an attendee at the live webinar.


About the presenter

Alison McConnell holds a BSc in biological sciences from the University of Birmingham (UK) and an MSc in human physiology and PhD in respiratory physiology from the University of London (UK). Alison is a professor of applied physiology at Brunel University in London. She is a fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and is a BASES-accredited physiologist. McConnell is acknowledged as a leading authority on breathing muscle training and is the author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters. She is a regular presenter at international scientific and medical conferences.

McConnell is the inventor of Powerbreathe, a breathing muscle training system created in the early 1990s. She pioneered the introduction of breathing muscle training into athlete preparation and has worked with Olympic and world champions around the world to help them to optimize the use of Powerbreathe in their preparation for competition. She has also been influential in the acceptance of breathing muscle training as a treatment for breathlessness in patients with lung disease, and Powerbreathe is now a prescribed treatment within the UK National Health Service.

Alison remains an avid sportswoman with an active involvement in running, cycling, weight training, skiing, and windsurfing.


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