Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) in Athletes

U

Universität des Saarlandes

Status

Completed

Conditions

Running Endurance

Treatments

Behavioral: Respiratory muscle training
Behavioral: Sham training

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00968448
Sportmed-Saarland-8/2009

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to determine weather well trained athletes benefit from inspiratory (respiratory) muscle training.

Full description

Subject: The investigators intend to include 40 well trained runners, 18 years or older. Design: Following lung function and exercise testing (incremental treadmill test to exhaustion, 5000m run time trial) participants will be randomly assigned to a verum or a control group. The verum group will train with a hand-held, commercially available pressure threshold loading device (POWERbreathe,UK). The control group will perform a sham-training with the same device. After six to eight weeks the the initial tests will be repeated. Hypothesis: Inspiratory muscle training enhances performance on submaximal work loads and in the 5000m run time trial by changes in breathing pattern. Maximum oxygen uptake remains unchanged.

Enrollment

40 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • well trained runners

Exclusion criteria

  • previous respiratory muscle training
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • impaired lung function

Trial design

40 participants in 2 patient groups

Training
Active Comparator group
Description:
respiratory muscle training (pressure threshold loading)
Treatment:
Behavioral: Respiratory muscle training
sham training
Sham Comparator group
Description:
training with low resistance
Treatment:
Behavioral: Sham training

Trial contacts and locations

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