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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-23872

Verges, S; Renggli, A S; Notter, D A; Spengler, C M (2009). Effects of different respiratory muscle training regimes on fatigue-related variables during volitional hyperpnoea. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, 169(3):282-290.

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We compared the effects of the most commonly used respiratory muscle (RM) training regimes: RM endurance training (RMET; normocapnic hyperpnoea) and inspiratory resistive training (IMT), on RM performance. Twenty-six healthy men were randomized into 3 groups performing 4 weeks of RMET, IMT or sham-training. Lung function, RM strength and endurance were tested before and after training. RM fatigue during intermittent hyperpnoea was assessed by twitch oesophageal (P(oes,tw)) and gastric pressures with cervical and thoracic magnetic stimulation. Respiratory sensations (visual analogue scale, 0-10) and blood lactate concentrations ([La]) were assessed during hyperpnoea. RMET increased maximal voluntary ventilation while IMT increased maximal inspiratory pressure. Both RMET and IMT increased vital capacity and RM endurance, but only RMET improved the development of inspiratory muscle fatigue (from -31% to -21% P(oes,tw)), perception of respiratory exertion (4.2+/-0.1 to 2.3+/-2.3 points) and [La] (1.8+/-0.4 to 1.3+/-0.3mmoll(-1)) during hyperpnoea. Whether these specific RMET-induced adaptations observed during hyperpnoea would translate into greater improvements in exercise performance compared to IMT remains to be investigated.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Integrative Human Physiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Physiology
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Physiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Date:31 December 2009
Deposited On:11 Nov 2009 10:24
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:32
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.resp.2009.09.005
PubMed ID:19761874

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