Effects of inspiratory muscle training on exercise responses in Paralympic athletes with cervical spinal cord injury.

@article{West2014EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of inspiratory muscle training on exercise responses in Paralympic athletes with cervical spinal cord injury.},
  author={Christopher R West and Bryan J. Taylor and Ian G. Campbell and Lee M Romer},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={764-72}
}
We asked whether specific inspiratory muscle training (IMT) improves respiratory structure and function and peak exercise responses in highly trained athletes with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). Ten Paralympic wheelchair rugby players with motor-complete SCI (C5-C7) were paired by functional classification then randomly assigned to an IMT or placebo group. Diaphragm thickness (B-mode ultrasonography), respiratory function [spirometry and maximum static inspiratory (PI ,max ) and expiratory… CONTINUE READING
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