Research

Aspects of Respiratory Muscle Fatigue in a Mountain Ultramarathon Race (2019)

Recently published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise by the American College of Sports Medicine, is this study that looked into aspects of respiratory muscle fatigue in a mountain ultramarathon race. STUDY Aspects of Respiratory Muscle Fatigue in a Mountain Ultramarathon Race Purpose: Because endurance is a requirement of the ultramarathon, this type

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The value of breathing retraining

This interesting article, written by osteopath Leon Chaitow, reviews ‘The Value of Breathing Retraining for Better Posture, Balance & Less Pain and Dyskinesis.’ It talks about how problems arising from poor posture, such as back pain for instance, can come about as a result of faulty breathing mechanics. Chaitow refers to the study, ‘Inspiratory Muscle

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Oxygen uptake in respiratory muscles differs between men & women

Published in The Journal of Physiology and released online here at MedicalXpress, is this study by lead investigator Professor William Sheel from the University of British Columbia. STUDY Oxygen uptake in respiratory muscles differs between men and women during exercise Professor Sheel’s team of researchers ‘found that at submaximal and maximal exercise intensities, respiratory muscles

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Limitation to running performance – the role of respiratory work

Published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine this year was a study that looked into the occurrence of core muscle fatigue during high-intensity running exercise and its limitation to performance. Secondary to this was to discover if the work of the respiratory muscles contributed to this core muscle fatigue. Key points from the

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Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training in Elderly Women

Published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A (Volume 69, Issue 12Pp. 1545-1553 September 2014) STUDY Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training in Elderly Women on Respiratory Muscle Strength, Diaphragm Thickness and Mobility Abstract “Aging results in a decline in the function of the respiratory muscles. Inspiratory muscle training is emerging as a possible intervention to

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POWERbreathe KH2 promotes increased muscle strength in tracheostomy patients

Following another successful ERS (European Respiratory Society) Congress this year, the European Respiratory Journal has published Abstracts from the 24th International Congress in their Official Scientific Journal. We’re delighted to be able to share this paper Abstract with you (Eur Respir J 2014; 44: Suppl. 58, page 2, Abstract No. 4297) which concluded that the

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Locomotor & diaphragm muscle fatigue in endurance athletes

Published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology (August 2014, Volume 114, Issue 8, pp 1619-1633). STUDY Locomotor and diaphragm muscle fatigue in endurance athletes performing time-trials of different durations Thomas U. Wüthrich, Elisabeth C. Eberle, Christina M. Spengler Purpose: “Fatigue in leg muscles might differ between running and cycling due to inherent differences in

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Expiratory + IMT Improves Respiratory Muscle Strength in Subjects With COPD

Published in Respiratory Care: September 1, 2014 vol. 59 no. 9 1381-1388 STUDY Expiratory and Expiratory Plus Inspiratory Muscle Training Improves Respiratory Muscle Strength in Subjects With COPD: Systematic Review Leonardo F Neves, Manoela H Reis, Rodrigo DM Plentz, Darlan L Matte, Christian C Coronel, Graciele Sbruzzi Abstract “Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) produces beneficial effects

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Inspiratory & Core Muscle Training Enhances Running Performance

Published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: Post Acceptance: August 26, 2014. STUDY ‘Functional’ inspiratory and core muscle training enhances running performance and economy Tong, Tomas K.; McConnell, Alison K.; Lin, Hua; Nie, Jinlei; Zhang, Haifeng; Wang, Jiayuan Abstract “We compared the effects of two 6-week high-intensity interval training interventions. Under the control condition

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Respiratory Muscle Power & the Slow Component of O2 Uptake

Published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (September 2014 – Volume 46 – Issue 9 – p 1797–1807) STUDY Respiratory Muscle Power & the Slow Component of O2 Uptake Cross TJ, Winters C, Sheel AW, Sabapathy S. PURPOSE: “The slow component of O2 uptake (V˙O2sc) represents a progressive decline in work efficiency during

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