Respiratory Muscle Training Improves Swimming Endurance In Divers

“The purpose of this study was to determine if two different respiratory muscle training (RRMT) protocols enhance respiratory function and swimming performance in divers.”

Conclusion:

“Results indicated that respiratory muscle fatigue is a limiting factor for underwater swimming performance, and that targeted respiratory muscle training (RRMT > ERMT (endurance)) improves respiratory muscle and underwater swimming performance.”

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Respiratory muscle training improves swimming endurance at depth

“Respiratory muscle training has been shown to improve divers swimming endurance at 4 feet of depth; however, its effectiveness at greater depths, where gas density and the work of breathing are substantially elevated has not been studied. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of resistance respiratory muscle training on respiratory function and swimming endurance at 55 feet of depth.”

Conclusion:

“Results suggest respiratory muscle fatigue limits swimming endurance at depth as well as at the surface and resistance respiratory muscle training improves performance.”

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