Respiratory muscle strength training with nonrespiratory maneuvers.

  title={Respiratory muscle strength training with nonrespiratory maneuvers.},
  author={Vera A. DePalo and Annie Lin Parker and Fadi Al-Bilbeisi and Franklin D McCool},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={96 2},
The diaphragm and abdominal muscles can be recruited during nonrespiratory maneuvers. With these maneuvers, transdiaphragmatic pressures are elevated to levels that could potentially provide a strength-training stimulus. To determine whether repeated forceful nonrespiratory maneuvers strengthen the diaphragm, four healthy subjects performed sit-ups and biceps curls 3-4 days/wk for 16 wk and four subjects served as controls. The maximal transdiaphragmatic pressure was measured at baseline and… CONTINUE READING


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