Research Article
Volume 9 Issue 1 - 2020
New Determination Method of Inspiratory Muscle Endurance: A Pilot Study
Mustafa Özdal*
Physical Education and Sport Department, Exercise Performance Lab, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Mustafa Özdal, Physical Education and Sport Department, Exercise Performance Lab, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey.
Received: October 03, 2019; Published: December 10, 2019


Determination of inspiratory muscle strength method is clear. But the endurance protocols are quite varied. Thus, the aim of the present study is developing a new determination method of inspiratory muscle endurance (IME). For this purpose 33 male athletes participated in the study as subject. Maximal voluntary ventilation (MVV) measurement was applied on subjects before and after specific inspiratory muscle endurance exercise protocol that was formed 5 x 1 minute deep breathing with specific inspiratory muscle endurance training device. In order to verifying data of endurance, subjects performed maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP) measurements before and after 50m sprint swimming. Percent decrement of the MVV used for the IME data, and percent decrement of the MIP used for verifying data for IME. Correlation between the MIP decrement and the IME was found significant and high level correlate (r: 0.968, p: 0.001). The results showed new protocol able to prove endurance value for inspiratory muscles. It could be said that the repeated measurement of MVV before and after inspiratory muscle endurance training can reveal the endurance parameter of inspiratory muscles.

Keywords: Respiratory Muscles; Endurance; Performance


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Citation: Mustafa Özdal. “New Determination Method of Inspiratory Muscle Endurance: A Pilot Study”. EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 9.1 (2020): 01-06.

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