Inspiratory muscle fatigue in trained cyclists: effects of inspiratory muscle training

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PURPOSE: This study evaluated the influence of simulated 20- and 40-km time trials upon postexercise inspiratory muscle function of trained competitive cyclists. In addition, we examined the influence of specific inspiratory muscle training (IMT) upon the responses observed. METHODS: Using a double-blind placebo-controlled design, 16 male cyclists (mean +/- SEM VO2max 64 +/- 2 were assigned randomly to either an experimental (IMT) or sham-training control (placebo) group. Maximum static and dynamic inspiratory muscle function was assessed immediately pre- and


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)785-792
Number of pages8
JournalMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2002


  • cycling, ergogenic aid, respiratory muscle