Effects of Respiratory Muscle Training on Performance in Athletes: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analyses

“The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review to determine if respiratory muscle training (RMT) improves sport performance and respiratory muscle strength and endurance.”

Conclusion:

“Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) can improve sport performance. Closer attention to matching the ventilatory demands of RMT to those required during athletic competition and more aggressive progression of training intensity may show greater improvements in future studies.”

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The Effects Of Different IMT Intensities On Exercising Heart Rate And Perceived Exertion

“This study investigated the relationship between the intensity of an inspiratory muscle training programme and its effect on respiratory muscle strength, exercising heart rate, and ratings of perceived exertion.”

Conclusion:

Six weeks of both MAX (subjects that trained at 100% of maximum inspiratory pressure i.e. MIP) and SUB (subjects that trained at 80% MIP) training were sufficient to improve inspiratory muscle strength. However, exercising heart rate and perceived exertion decreased with MAX training only.

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