Resistive respiratory muscle training improves and maintains endurance swimming performance in divers.

@article{Lindholm2007ResistiveRM,
  title={Resistive respiratory muscle training improves and maintains endurance swimming performance in divers.},
  author={Peter Lindholm and Juli A. Wylegala and David Robert Pendergast and Claes E. G. Lundgren},
  journal={Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={169-80}
}
Respiratory work is increased during exercise under water and may lead to respiratory muscle fatigue, which in turn can compromise swimming endurance. Previous studies have shown that respiratory muscle training, conducted five days per week for four weeks, improved both respiratory and fin swimming endurance. This training (RRMT-5) consisted of intermittent vital capacity breaths (twice/minute) against spring loaded breathing valves imposing static and resistive loads generating average… CONTINUE READING