Effect of inspiratory muscle training on performance of handball athletes

Article Highlights

  • This study investigated the effects of an IMT program on respiratory muscle strength and resistance as well as aerobic physical performance.
  • The study was designed to evaluate the effects of a 12-week IMT program with five sessions a week.
  • The present study showed that 12 weeks of IMT promoted an increment in respiratory muscle strength and resistance as well as improvement in aerobic physical performance in handball athletes.
  • These findings could be applied in sports training as a strategy to minimize the effects of respiratory fatigue in athletes, favoring a greater time in practice and an improvement in overall performance.


Published online 2018 Sep 24. doi: 10.2478/hukin-2018-0005

Authors: Charlini S. Hartz, Márcio A. G. Sindorf, Charles R. Lopes, José Batista, and Marlene A. Moreno

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