Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT)

Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) in Fitness and Sports

  • Metaboreflex & Performance in Elite Female Soccer

    ECSS is the European College of Sport Science (ECSS). Part of its purpose is to promote junior scientists and foster state-of-the-art research. And in order to do this, ECSS have created the Young Investigators Award (YIA). This award-winning research, presented...

  • Tennis Players’ Endurance Improves after POWERbreathe IMT

    New research shows tennis players’ endurance and strength improves after Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). The research from Pune, India, is in the International Journal of Current Research (February 2018). What affects tennis performance The main characteristics...

  • Fin-Swimming Performance Improves after RMT

    Fin swimming is the closest you’ll get to being a mermaid, thanks to the use of the fin that propels the athlete through the water. Athletes use both floating and breathing equipment to race. In fact fin-swimming involves four techniques, each determining a type...

  • Obese adolescents feel exercise is easier after breathing training

    New research has found that respiratory muscle endurance training (RMET) reduces the O2 cost of cycling and perceived exertion in obese adolescents. Oxygen cost reduces during cycling effort in obese adolescents Research published in the American Journal of Physiology...

  • Influence of IMT on Cycling Performance at altitude

    This study, Influence of IMT on Ventilatory Efficiency & Cycling Performance in Normoxia and Hypoxia, is published in Frontiers in Physiology. The aim of the study is to analyse the influence of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on ventilatory efficiency in...

  • Efficacy of Inspiratory Muscle Training on Elite Swimmers (PEAK)

    This study is a randomized controlled trial. Firstly it will look at the efficacy of inspiratory muscle training using POWERbreathe. Furthermore it will asses the swimming performance, airway dysfunction and perceived breathlessness in the elite swimmers recruited...

  • Basketball increases respiratory work which impedes performance

    A new original article in the Porto Biomedical Journal looks into the influence of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) in female basketball players. Female basketball players and inspiratory muscle fatigue (IMF) This new randomised controlled trial from Portugal...

  • Study finds athletes benefit from prescribed, sport-specific, IMT

    The Japan Institute of Sports Science published this study, Maximal inspiratory mouth pressure in Japanese elite male athletes in Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology (August 2016). It explains that maximal inspiratory mouth pressure (MIP) is a common measurement...

  • Oxygen Uptake Kinetics And Maximal Aerobic Power Are Unaffected By IMT In Healthy Subjects Where Time To Exhaustion Is Extended

    “The aim of this study was to determine whether 4 weeks of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) would be accompanied by alteration in cardiopulmonary fitness as assessed through moderate intensity oxygen uptake (V_O2) kinetics and maximal aerobic power (V_ O2max).” ...

  • Inspiratory Muscle Training Lowers The Oxygen Cost Of Voluntary Hyperpnea

    “The purpose of this study was to determine if inspiratory muscle training (IMT) alters the oxygen cost of breathing (Vo(2RM)) during voluntary hyperpnea.” Conclusion: “The present study provides novel evidence that IMT reduces the O2 cost of voluntary...