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Inspiratory Muscle Training

What is Inspiratory Muscle Training?

Inspiratory muscle training is defined as a course of therapy consisting of a series of breathing exercises that aim to strengthen the bodies’ respiratory muscles making it easier for people to breathe. Inspiratory muscle training is normally aimed at people who suffer from asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and COPD. However, many people adopt IMT as part

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How The Inspiratory Muscles Contribute To The Breathing Process

How The Inspiratory Muscles Contribute To The Breathing Process

The diaphragm and chest wall muscles act together like a bellows to pump air in and out of the chest. To breathe in these muscles contract to expand the chest cavity, causing a pressure drop into which the air flows. To breathe out, you simply relax these ‘inspiratory’ muscles and the chest springs back forcing

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Madeline Simon

A Combined IMT & EMT Program Improves Respiratory Muscle Strength & Fatigue in MS

The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation published an ‘Article in Press’ that looked at determining the effects of a short duration of combined inspiratory and expiratory progressive respiratory muscle training (RMT) on respiratory muscle strength, fatigue, health-related quality of life and functional performance in individuals with mild-to-moderate MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Results showed an increase

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Czech triathlete “breathes a litre more” after training with POWERbreathe

More great news from our POWERbreathe friends in the Czech Republic, TruconneXion. Last week, on the biggest Czech triathlon website www.etriatlon.cz, young amateur triathlete, Lukáš Netík’s wrote about his positive experience of POWERbreathe training. Lukáš started POWERbreathe inspiratory muscle training in 2011 on his Level 2 Medium Resistance (MR) model. With regular training he gradually

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Getting the most benefits from Inspiratory Muscle Training

The phrase ‘use it or lose it’ applies equally well to the inspiratory muscles as it does to your leg muscles. Everyone becomes lazy at some point and a classic example is using the lift because you get out of breath using the stairs. If this is you then you don’t realise it but your

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Effects of respiratory muscle training on performance in athletes: a systematic review with meta-analyses

“Effects of respiratory muscle training on performance in athletes: a systematic review with meta-analyses” Hajghanbari B, Yamabayashi C, Buna T, Coelho J, Freedman K, Morton T, Palmer S, Toy M, Walsh C, Sheel AW, Reid WD. More research recently published (July 25th 2012) to determine if respiratory muscle training (RMT) improves sport performance, and respiratory

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Four Weeks of Inspiratory Muscle Training Improves Self-Paced Walking Performance in Overweight and Obese Adults: A Randomised Controlled Trial

A new Clinical Study, published in the Journal of Obesity (Volume 2012, Article ID 918202), examined whether a programme of inspiratory muscle training (IMT), using POWERbreathe, improves accumulative distance of self-paced walking in overweight and obese adults. Fifteen overweight and obese adults were randomised into experimental and placebo groups. Lung function, inspiratory muscle performance, 6-minute

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Inspiratory muscle training for strength

Our bodies respond to exercise in a variety of ways to increase efficiency. One key factor that contributes to you exercising less is the efficiency of your respiratory health. Regular exercise can improve your fitness by strengthening these respiratory muscles as these are the muscles that aid you in breathing. Not only will regular exercise

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Home-based respiratory muscle training used to improve quality of life in patients with Chronic Heart Failure

The Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention published the following clinical trial to evaluate the effect of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on cardiac autonomic modulation and on peripheral nerve sympathetic activity in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). The Clinical Trial: Inspiratory Muscle Training Reduces Sympathetic Nervous Activity and Improves Inspiratory Muscle Weakness and Quality

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