Effect Of Specific Inspiratory Muscle Warm-Up On Intense Intermittent Run To Exhaustion

“The effects of inspiratory muscle (IM) warm-up on the maximum dynamic IM function and the maximum repetitions of 20-m shuttle run (Ex) in the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test were examined.”

Conclusion:

“Findings suggested that the specific IM warm-up in IMW may entail reduction in breathlessness sensation, partly attributable to the enhancement of dynamic IM functions, in subsequent exhaustive intermittent run and, in turn, improve the exercise tolerance.”

Therefore POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training can effectively be used to:

  • Warm-up the breathing muscles prior to rehearsal or performance

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Specific Respiratory Warm-up Improves Rowing Performance And Exertional Dyspnea

“The purpose of this study was a) to compare the effect of three different warm-up protocols upon rowing performance and perception of dyspnea, and b) to identify the functional significance of a respiratory warm-up.”

Conclusion:

“These data suggest that a combination of a respiratory warm-up protocol together with a specific rowing warm-up is more effective than a specific rowing warm-up or a submaximal warm-up alone as a preparation for rowing performance.”

Therefore POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training can effectively be used to:

  • Warm-up the breathing muscles prior to rehearsal or performance

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Effects Of Changes In Inspiratory Muscle Strength On The Sensation Of Respiratory Force

“The sensation of respiratory muscle force was compared in seven normal subjects before and after inspiratory muscle strength training.”

Conclusion:

“Results suggest that the sensation of respiratory muscle force reflects the proportion of the maximum force utilized in breathing and may be based on the level of respiratory motor command signals.”

Therefore POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training can effectively be used to:

  • Enhance the ability to control the breath
  • Enhance the ability to sustain forceful breathing (breathing does not become fatigued)

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IMT Abolishes Blood Lactate Increase Associated With Volitional Hyperpnoea Superimposed On Exercise And Accelerates Lactate And Oxygen Uptake Kinetics At Onset Of Exercise

“The effects were examined of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) upon volitional hyperpnoea-mediated increases in blood lactate during cycling at maximal lactate steady state power, and blood lactate and oxygen uptake kinetics at the onset of exercise.”

Conclusion:

“Following the intervention, maximal inspiratory mouth pressure increased 19% in the IMT group only. Following IMT only, the increase in blood lactate during volitional hyperpnoea was abolished. In addition, the blood lactate and phase II oxygen uptake kinetics time constants at the onset of exercise and the maximal lactate steady state blood lactate were reduced. We attribute these changes to an IMT-mediated increase in the oxidative and/or lactate transport capacity of the inspiratory muscles.”

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Respiratory Muscle Specific Warm-Up And Elite Swimming Performance

“Inspiratory muscle training has been shown to improve performance in elite swimmers, when used as part of routine training, but its use as a respiratory warm-up has yet to be investigated. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of inspiratory muscle exercise (IME) as a respiratory muscle warm-up in a randomised controlled cross-over trial.”

Conclusion:

“Using IME combined with a standard swimming warm-up significantly improves 100 m freestyle swimming performance in elite swimmers.”

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400-Meter and 800-Meter Track Running Induces Inspiratory Muscle Fatigue In Trained Female Middle-Distance Runners

“Inspiratory muscle fatigue (IMF) may limit exercise performance. A few studies have reported that IMF occurs after short-duration swimming exercise, but whether short-duration running can induce IMF remains unclear.”

Conclusion:

“IMF occurs after short-duration running exercise. Coaches could consider prescribing inspiratory muscle training or warm-up in an effort to reduce the inevitable IMF associated with maximal effort running.”

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Inspiratory Muscle Warm-Up And IMT: Separate And Combined Effects On Intermittent Running To Exhaustion

“This study examined the independent and combined effects of an inspiratory muscle warm-up and inspiratory muscle training on intermittent running to exhaustion.”

Conclusion:

“Inspiratory muscle training and inspiratory muscle warm-up can both increase running distance independently, but the greatest increase is observed when they are combined.”

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Specific Inspiratory Muscle Warm-Up Enhances Badminton Footwork Performance

For this study “the effects of inspiratory muscle warm-up on inspiratory muscle function and on the maximum distance covered in a subsequent incremental badminton-footwork test were examined.”

Conclusion:

“Findings suggest that the inspiratory mucsle-specific warm-up improved footwork performance in the subsequent maximum incremental badminton-footwork test. The improved footwork was partly attributable to the reduced breathless sensation resulting from the enhanced inspiratory mucsle function, whereas the contribution of the concomitant reduction in blood lactate accumulation was relatively minor.

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Influence Of Acute Inspiratory Loading Upon Diaphragm Motor-Evoked Potentials In Healthy Humans

“Acute prior activity of the inspiratory muscles can enhance inspiratory muscle strength and reduce effort perception during subsequent inspiratory efforts. However, the mechanisms subserving these changes are poorly understood.” This is what was investigated.

Conclusion:

“Data indicate that after inspiratory muscle loading, increased global inspiratory strength is accompanied by increased peripheral excitability and by a dampening of corticospinal excitability of the diaphragm.”

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Inspiratory Muscle Training Improves Rowing Performance

“The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a period of resistive inspiratory muscle training (IMT) upon rowing performance.”

Conclusion:

“IMT improves rowing performance on the 6-min all-out effort and the 5000-m trial.”

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