“Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) has been shown to improve exercise capacity in diseased populations. We chose to examine the effects of eight weeks of IMT on exercise capacity and spontaneous physical activity in elderly individuals.”
“IMT may be a useful technique for positively influencing exercise capacity and physical activity in elderly individuals.”
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“Most pulmonary rehabilitation programs do not currently incorporate Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) in their pulmonary rehabilitation programs for COPD patients. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of adding IMT to the patients already involved in a rehabilitation program.”
“IMT provides additional benefits to patients undergoing pulmonary rehabilitation program and is worthwhile even in patients who have already undergone a general exercise reconditioning (GER) program.”
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“This study investigated the effect of 4 week of inspiratory (IMT) or expiratory muscle training (EMT), as well as the effect of a subsequent 6 week period of combined IMT/EMT on rowing performance in club-level oarsmen.”
“There were no significant additional changes following combined IMT/EMT. IMT improved rowing performance, but EMT and subsequent combined IMT/EMT did not.”
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“The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on exercise in hypoxia (H) and normoxia (N)”.
“Data suggests that IMT significantly improves structural and functional physiologic measures in hypoxic exercise.”
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“This study examined the effect of an acute bout of submaximal non-fatiguing inspiratory loading on maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), and on the activation of the diaphragm and intercostals using surface electromyography (sEMG).”
“The significant increase in MIP and intercostal root mean square amplitude after inspiratory loading suggests that MIP efforts were initially submaximal, and that prior loading enabled full activation. The changes in diaphragm and intercostal root mean square amplitude may also reflect an improvement in the synergy between them during these maximal efforts.”
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“This case study describes the support given to a British elite athlete in the build up to the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. The athlete had complained of breathing symptoms during high intensity training that led to a reduction in performance and premature cessation of training… Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) was implemented to attenuate the inspiratory stridor.”
“Following an 11-week Inspiratory Muscle Training programme, the athlete had a 31% increase in mouth inspiratory pressure and a reduction in recovery between high intensity sprints. The athlete reported a precipitous fall in symptoms and was able to complete high intensity training without symptoms. This case shows that IMT is a suitable cost-effective intervention for athletes who present with inspiratory stridor.”
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“Researchers of this study hypothesized that inspiratory muscle training (IMT) would attenuate the sympathetically mediated heart rate and mean arterial pressure increases normally observed during fatiguing inspiratory muscle work.”
“Findings demonstrate that 5 weeks of resistive inspiratory muscle training is capable of increasing inspiratory muscle strength and attenuating the time-dependent rise in mediated heart rate and mean arterial pressure that occurs with resistive inspiratory work in healthy males.”
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“The aim of this study was to determine whether treadmill marching exercise induces respiratory muscle fatigue, and to compare the extent and rate of respiratory muscle fatigue to those of the calf musculature.
“Results indicated that:
- the inspiratory and calf muscles are the ones experiencing the most dominant fatigue during treadmill marching
- the rate of fatigue of each muscle group was monotonic between the initial and terminal phases of exercise
- the inspiratory muscles fatigue significantly faster than the calf at the terminal phase of exercise, and are likely to fatigue faster during the initial exercise as well.
Accordingly, this study supports the hypothesis that fatigue of the inspiratory muscles may be a limiting factor during exercise.”
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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.”
“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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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on whole body exercise performance time.
“Improvements in whole body exercise performance due to IMT program may be enhanced by preceding the IMT training session with a short bout of intense whole body exercise.”
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