Respiratory muscle specific warm-up and elite swimming performance.

  title={Respiratory muscle specific warm-up and elite swimming performance.},
  author={Emma E Wilson and Tricia M McKeever and Claire Lobb and Tom Sherriff and Luke Gupta and Glenn Hearson and Neil Martin and Martin R Lindley and Dominick E Shaw},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  volume={48 9},
BACKGROUND Inspiratory muscle training has been shown to improve performance in elite swimmers, when used as part of routine training, but its use as a respiratory warm-up has yet to be investigated. AIM To determine the influence of inspiratory muscle exercise (IME) as a respiratory muscle warm-up in a randomised controlled cross-over trial. METHODS A total of 15 elite swimmers were assigned to four different warm-up protocols and the effects of IME on 100 m freestyle swimming times were… CONTINUE READING
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