Translational Potential of High-Resistance Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training

Daniel H. Craighead; Kaitlin A. Freeberg; Grace S.Maurer; Valerie H. Myers; Douglas R. Seals


Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2022;50(3):107-117. 

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High-resistance IMST is a novel form of physical training that promotes adherence and improves CV function in midlife/older adults and certain patient populations when assessed in a clinical research setting. Although initial findings from small, proof-of-concept studies are promising, additional investigation along the translational research spectrum is needed to move high-resistance IMST from the research setting to use in the public health domain. A particularly promising strategy to speed the ultimate dissemination and implementation of IMST is to leverage digital health technologies to promote uptake among midlife/older adults and other populations at risk for CVD.