Improvement in ventilatory muscle function with running

J Appl Physiol Respir Environ Exerc Physiol. 1982 Jun;52(6):1400-6. doi: 10.1152/jappl.1982.52.6.1400.

Abstract

We studied the effects of running on ventilatory muscle strength and endurance in 11 adults enrolled in a physical fitness program. Twelve healthy volunteers were used as a control group. Maximum expiratory pressure (Paomax), maximum voluntary ventilation (MVV), peak inspiratory flow, forced expiratory volume in 1 s, forced vital capacity, and maximum sustainable ventilatory capacity for 15 min (MSVC) were measured at 0, 10, and 20 wk. At the end of the 10-wk program, the subject group demonstrated a significant increase in both MSVC and MVV. At the end of the 20-wk period, the subject group demonstrated a significant increase in expiratory Paomax (14.4%), MVV (13.6%), and MSVC (15.8%). There was no significant change at the end of the 20-wk period in any of the tests in the control group. These data indicate that running can improve ventilatory muscle strength and endurance in healthy, previously sedentary individuals.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Volume Measurements
  • Male
  • Maximal Voluntary Ventilation
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscles / physiology*
  • Respiratory Physiological Phenomena*
  • Running*