Inspiratory muscle training reduces blood lactate concentration during volitional hyperpnoea

Brown, P.I., Sharpe, G.R. ORCID: 0000-0002-4575-2332 and Johnson, M.A. ORCID: 0000-0002-8226-9438, 2008. Inspiratory muscle training reduces blood lactate concentration during volitional hyperpnoea. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 104 (1), pp. 111-117. ISSN 1439-6319


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Although reduced blood lactate concentrations ([lac−]B) have been observed during whole-body exercise following inspiratory muscle training (IMT), it remains unknown whether the inspiratory muscles are the source of at least part of this reduction. To investigate this, we tested the hypothesis that IMT would attenuate the increase in [lac−]B caused by mimicking, at rest, the breathing pattern observed during high-intensity exercise. Twenty-two physically active males were matched for 85% maximal exercise minute ventilation (V˙Emax) and divided equally into an IMT or a control group. Prior to and following a 6 week intervention, participants performed 10 min of volitional hyperpnoea at the breathing pattern commensurate with 85% V˙Emax.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: European Journal of Applied Physiology
Creators: Brown, P.I., Sharpe, G.R. and Johnson, M.A.
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: Heidelberg, Germany
Date: 2008
Volume: 104
Number: 1
ISSN: 1439-6319
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:53
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2022 11:24

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