Respiratory Muscle Activity During Simultaneous Stationary Cycling and IMT

“The purpose of our study was to determine the effect of IMT on respiratory muscle EMG-activity during stationary cycling in the upright and drops postures as compared to IMT performed alone.”

Conclusion:

“These results support our hypothesis in that IMT while cycling increases respiratory EMG activity to a significantly greater extent than performing IMT solely at rest, suggesting that the combination of IMT and cycling may provide an additive training effect.”

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Effects Of Respiratory Muscle Training On Respiratory Mechanics And Energy Cost

“Resistance respiratory muscle training (RRMT) increases respiratory muscle strength and can increase swimming endurance time by as much as 85%. The purpose of this study was to examine potential mechanisms by which RRMT improves exercise endurance.”

Conclusion:

“Most importantly, respiratory muscle efficiency increased (+83% at 2.7 ATA submersed i.e. atmosphere absolute).”

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