Maximal inspiratory mouth pressure in Japanese elite male athletes.

  title={Maximal inspiratory mouth pressure in Japanese elite male athletes.},
  author={Toshiyuki Ohya and Masahiro Hagiwara and Kentaro Chino and Yasuhiro Suzuki},
  journal={Respiratory physiology & neurobiology},
Maximal inspiratory mouth pressure (MIP) is a common measurement of inspiratory muscle strength, which is often used in a variety of exercises to evaluate the effects of inspiratory muscle training. An understanding of elite athletes' MIP characteristics is needed to guide sport-specific inspiratory muscle training programs. The purpose of this study was to investigate and better understand the MIP characteristics of elite athletes from a variety of sports. A total of 301 Japanese elite male… CONTINUE READING