Electrical stimulation can enhance muscle function. We applied repetitive cervical magnetic phrenic stimulation (rCMS) to induce diaphragm contractions in 7 healthy subjects (800 ms trains; transdiaphragmatic pressure (Pdi) measurements; tolerance ratings). Each rCMS train produced a sustained diaphragm contraction. Sixty-five percent of the maximal available output at 15 Hz proved the best compromise between Pdi and discomfort with nonfatiguing contractions. rCMS appears feasible and should be investigated for diaphragm conditioning in appropriate clinical populations.