Precautions and Contraindications

EMST150 – Respiratory muscle training (RMT) is drug-free; suitable for almost anyone and should cause no harmful side effects when used properly. If you have any doubts about the EMST150’s suitability, please consult your doctor or therapist. Please read the following Precautions and Contraindications information to ensure that you use the EMST150 device safely and…

What Happens When You Stop Training?

When training ceases, or the body undergoes a long period of inertia (or detraining) following a period of physical training, it loses some or all of the positive gains achieved during training (Mujika & Padilla 2001; Tokmakidis et al., 2009). This suggests that training should take place continually to maintain the benefits of an exercise…

When Should You Stop Training?

As with intensity and frequency of training, there are no exact guidelines determining when training should be stopped. We recommend the “power of 5” principle described above – completing at least five sets of five repetitions for five weeks. It is, however, interesting to note that we have witnessed patients become increasingly stronger where training…

How Do You Determine Intensity and Frequency of Training

Three important variables guide strength training: intensity, volume, and frequency. In an attempt to develop training guidelines based on existing studies, researchers in respiratory training modeled their guidelines off existing limb training research. Most respiratory training paradigms, for example, follow the limb strength training principle – that training is completed at 75-80% of the limb’s…