- 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.
Hartz, Charlini S., et al. “Effect of Inspiratory Muscle Training on Performance of Handball Athletes.” Journal of Human Kinetics, vol. 63, no. 1, Sept. 2018, pp. 43–51. DOI.org (Crossref), doi:10.2478/hukin-2018-0005.