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From : Nov 20th, 2013 | 03:00 pm
To : Nov 20th, 2013 - 04:00 pm
Venue : Webinar

Webinar presented by Professor Alison McConnell

Unlike many exercise-training methods in sport and physical activity, inspiratory muscle training (IMT) is now supported by robust evidence from systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Furthermore, substantial advances have been made in understanding how IMT exerts its ergogenic effects. For many though, IMT remains “too good to be true”, after all, how can something so simple possibly improve performance in only 4 weeks, with just 5 minutes per day of training? This webinar will describe the diverse roles of the respiratory musculature in sport, as well as the demands these muscles must meet. It will describe the evidence that IMT enhances performance in athletes, and explain the physiological mechanisms that underpin these changes. Finally, the webinar will introduce the emerging concept of “functional” IMT.


At the end of the webinar, you should be able to:


  • - Identify the respiratory and non-respiratory roles of the respiratory muscles 
  • - Recognise the situations under which the respiratory muscles are overloaded functionally 
  • - Describe the situations in which inspiratory muscle training enhances performance 
  • - Describe the mechanisms by which inspiratory muscle training does and does not enhance performance 
  • - Describe the rationale and implementation of functional training approaches in IMT