Breathing – The Secret Weapon in Sporting Performance

Poster for Mitch Lomax

Poster for Mitch Lomax

Dr Mitch Lomax is Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology and BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise scientist at the University of Portsmouth, Department of Sport & Exercise Science

Dr Lomax will be explaining how Breathing may be considered as ‘the Secret Weapon in Sporting Performance’. She will cover the role of how the breathing muscles, which are generally overlooked by sports performers and coaches alike, can limit exercise performance.

She will also explain how these muscles can be targeted to improve sporting performance. While she will mostly cover these topics in relation to fit and healthy individuals, she will briefly touch on some relevant breathing diseases/disorders.