Special Issue "Respiratory Muscle Training for Health and Performance"

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Prof. Dr. Jesús Gustavo Ponce-González
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1 MOVE-IT Research Group, Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Education Sciences, University of Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain
2 Biomedical Research and Innovation Institute of Cádiz (INiBICA) Research Unit, Puerta del Mar University Hospital, Spain
Interests: exercise training; sports; physical fitness; performance; exercise physiology; health; obesity and comorbidities; metabolism; nutrition and endocrine system
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Prof. Dr. Cristina Casals
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1 MOVE-IT Research Group, Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Education Sciences, University of Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain
2 Biomedical Research and Innovation Institute of Cádiz (INiBICA) Research Unit, Puerta del Mar University Hospital, Spain
Interests: sport and exercise physiology; physical exercise; combat sports; cardiorespiratory fitness; athlete performance; nutritional assessment; gut microbiota for health and performance
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A Special Issue on respiratory muscle training (RMT) is being organized in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. For detailed information on the journal, please see https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.

RMT has been considered to be an effective method to improve performance in a wide range of exercise modalities, including running, cycling, swimming, and rowing. RMT may also improve exercise capacity, dyspnea, and quality of life of patients with chronic heart disease or respiratory disease, such as COPD and asthma. However, new research in the field is emerging in order to optimize health and performance by applying novel RMT devices, which can be used while performing physical exercise.

This Special Issue offers an opportunity to publish high-quality multidisciplinary research and reviews focused on the development of intervention strategies related to RMT to increase performance, physical capacity, and quality of life in both healthy and illness conditions.

Investigators who have conducted research on these topics are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration for this Special Issue in IJERPH.

Prof. Dr. Jesús Gustavo Ponce-González
Prof. Dr. Cristina Casals
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Inspiratory muscle training
  • Breathing pattern
  • Ventilation
  • Exercise
  • Dyspnea
  • Respiratory fatigue

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Effects of a Rehabilitation Programme with a Nasal Inspiratory Restriction Device on Exercise Capacity and Quality of Life in COPD
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(10), 3669; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17103669 - 22 May 2020
Abstract
Objective: The objective was to assess the effects of a nasal restriction device for inspiratory muscle training, called Feelbreathe®, added to a rehabilitation program (RP) on exercise capacity, quality of life, dyspnea and inspiratory muscle strength in patients with stable COPD. [...] Read more.
Objective: The objective was to assess the effects of a nasal restriction device for inspiratory muscle training, called Feelbreathe®, added to a rehabilitation program (RP) on exercise capacity, quality of life, dyspnea and inspiratory muscle strength in patients with stable COPD. Methods: Patients were randomized into three groups, one performed a supervised RP using the Feelbreathe® device (FB group), the second group developed the same RP with oronasal breathing without FB (ONB group) and the third was the control group (CG). We evaluated inspiratory muscle strength (PImax), dyspnea (mMRC), quality of life (CAT) and exercise capacity (6MWT) before and after 8-week of RP. Results: A total of 16 patients completed the study, seven in FB group, five in ONB group and four in the CG. After the RP, the FB group showed a significant increase in PImax (93.3 ± 19.1 vs. 123.0 ± 15.8 mmHg) and in the 6MWT distance (462.9 ± 71.8 m vs. 529.1 ± 50.1 m) and a decrease in the CAT score (9.7 ± 6.5 vs. 5.9 ± 6.0) and in the mMRC dyspnea score. FB provides greater improvement in PImax, dyspnea, quality of life and 6MWT than ONB. Conclusions: The Feelbreathe® device provides greater improvements in quality of life, dyspnea, exercise capacity and inspiratory muscle strength compared to patients that did not use it. Full article
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