Friday, 1 November 2013

Another FREE webinar on breathing training

I'm presenting another FREE webinar on breathing training on November 20th at 3pm GMT. The event is being hosted and sponsored by Human Kinetics and the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES).

The title of this presentation is "Inspiratory muscle training: the state of the art and its application".

The research evidence base has moved on a since my previous webinar in 2011, so even if you attended this, there will be something new for you in this update. Here's a little synopsis of what you can expect:

Unlike many exercise-training methods in sport and physical activity, inspiratory muscle training (IMT) is now supported by robust evidence from systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Furthermore, substantial advances have been made in understanding how IMT exerts its ergogenic effects. For many though, IMT remains “too good to be true”, after all, how can something so simple possibly improve performance in only 4 weeks, with just 5 minutes per day of training? This webinar will describe the diverse roles of the respiratory musculature in sport, as well as the demands these muscles must meet. It will describe the evidence that IMT enhances performance in athletes, and explain the physiological mechanisms that underpin these changes. Finally, the webinar will introduce the emerging concept of “functional” IMT. 

At the end of the webinar, you should be able to: 

  • Identify the respiratory and non-respiratory roles of the respiratory muscles 
  • Recognise the situations under which the respiratory muscles are overloaded functionally 
  • Describe the situations in which inspiratory muscle training enhances performance 
  • Describe the mechanisms by which inspiratory muscle training does and does not enhance performance 
  • Describe the rationale and implementation of functional training approaches in IMT

To book your place just click on this link. Don't worry if you can't attend in real time, everyone who registers will be sent a link to view the webinar offline.

In the meantime, if your itching to find out more about the benefits of IMT, visit

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