2017

  • 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...

  • IMT associated with Improved Inspiratory Muscle Strength in Fontan Circulation patients

    Like other forms of heart failure, low cardiac output and raised central venous pressure is what characterises the Fontan Circulation. However unlike other forms of heart failure, in Fontan circulation patients the primary limitation is absence of a subpulmonary...

  • Effects of work of breathing on blood flow during exercise

    Published in Experimental Physiology this research sought to simultaneously assess leg and respiratory muscle blood flow during intense exercise while manipulating the work of breathing (WOB). Researchers from Canada & Brazil hypothesised: Increasing the...

  • New Trial into Effects of IMT in COPD Patients

    A new clinical trial will be looking at the effects of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on shortness of breath (dyspnea) and postural control in patients with COPD. Shortness of breath in patients with COPD Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder...

  • 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...