Can we train our breathing muscles to improve team sports performance?

The Introduction

Over the last few years there is an increasing number of ‘breathing training’ devices hitting the market suggesting they can enhance the performance of athletes. Sure there is research evidence that has shown in people with lung disease that respiratory muscle strength, power and endurance can be improved and that these improvements in breathing capacity can enhance their ability to walk faster or longer, but what effect might respiratory muscle training have on sports performance?

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