“The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of inspiratory threshold loading and inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on blood lactate concentration and acid-base balance after maximal incremental cycling.”


After maximal exercise, inspiratory threshold loading affected lactate recovery kinetics only after IMT. Our data support the notion that the inspiratory muscles are capable of lactate clearance that increases strong ion difference [SID] and reduces plasma [H+]. These effects may facilitate subsequent bouts of high-intensity exercise.”

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