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Respiratory Muscle Training with PowerLung

Respiratory Muscle Training with PowerLung Sport & Powerlung Trainer

PowerLung recently presented a research paper on Concurrent Respiratory Muscle Training (CRMT). The main objective was to assess the ability of the respiratory muscles to be trained for improvement in both strength and endurance. Whenever we breathe, there are twelve sets of muscles involved in inspiratory and expiratory. A growing number of clinical studies are now proving the body's ability to exercise, particularly at high intensities, is significantly limited by the performance of the respiratory system.

At heavy exercise or at maximal effort, the work of breathing requires up to 15% of the total energy spent in high intensity exercise. The harder the respiratory muscle work, the less blood flows through arms and legs. Anything that lessens the respiratory muscle workload means more blood to these areas, hence providing oxygen and sugar for muscles to work at its maximum performance.

Physiological stress can have detrimental effects on oxygen uptake at high exercise intensity. This stress can again cause respiratory muscle fatigue, just like any other muscles. Therefore, fatigue can reduce blood flow to the peripheral muscles that normally generate the required amount of pressure necessary to provide for adequate ventilation. In turn, the athlete or person is left with a sensation of breathlessness. Perhaps the sensation is the ultimate exercise-limiting factor since it limits an athlete's ability to perform at the required intensity?

Until recently, most research has focused only on the effects of inspiratory muscle training. However, the trend to focus exclusively on inspiratory is changing because of recent research findings. The findings show the expiratory muscles become actively involved at high intensities. High ventilation rates are required to maintain exercise intensity and airway flow; hence, more effort is required of the muscles used in exhalation.

In summary, there is strong evidence that training both the inspiratory and expiratory muscles for strength, power and endurance can provide same benefits as other skeletal muscles. Regular use of PowerLung, can lessen the work of breathing for any person exercising at high intensity. Therefore, avoid respiratory muscle fatigue and stay in control at higher intensities with PowerLung. Click Here for more information.
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