Journal of Athletic EnhancementISSN: 2324-9080

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Opinion Article, J Athl Enhanc Vol: 0 Issue: 0

Chronological Features of Respiratory Functions in Highly Qualified Athletes

Alejandro Feria*

University of Pennsylvania, Cardiovascular Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

*Corresponding author: Alejandro Feria, University of Pennsylvania, Cardiovascular Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Tel: +125989218856; E-mail:

Received date: 07 July, 2021; Accepted date: 21 July, 2021; Published date: 28 July, 2021

Keywords: Physical Fitness, Physical Performance, Physiotherapy, Sport Concussion, Sport Injuries


Seirometry may be a gold standard pulmonary function test that measures how a private inhales or exhales volumes of air as a function of your time. It’s the foremost important and most often performed pulmonary function testing procedure, having become indispensable for the prevention, diagnosis, and evaluation of varied respiratory impairments.

In Europe, Spiro metric results are currently interpreted in accordance with the rules established by the Ecu Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), which give the normal-range reference values for the overall population. Among the known determinants of lung function, the duration, type, and intensity of exercise are shown to affect lung development and volumes. Additionally, athletes are often distinguished from members of the overall population therein, generally, the previous show better cardiovascular function, larger stroke volume, and greater maximal flow. Bearing all of this in mind, we will assume that athletes would present with higher Spiro metric values as compared with the overall population. However, there are only a couple of studies addressing the effect of physical activity on pulmonary function test results and investigating the association between body composition and respiratory parameters in athletes. This takes on greater importance once we consider the very fact that there's also a scarcity of studies handling Spiro metric measures specific to athletes, which could lead on to the misclassification or misdiagnosis of certain respiratory dysfunctions. Furthermore, it's possible that highly trained athletes develop maladaptive changes within the respiratory system-such as intra thoracic and extra thoracic obstruction; expiratory flow limitation; respiratory muscle fatigue; and exercise-induced hypoxemia-that can influence their performance. Moreover, some studies have reported positive adaptive changes in lung function as compared with sedentary individuals, whereas other studies have reported no such changes. From a theoretical point of view, the differences among the varied sorts of sports could explain this lack of uniformity across studies. Nevertheless, whether regular physical activity increases lung function in elite athletes remains an open question.

Athletes reported to the laboratory after fasting and refraining from exercise for a minimum of 3h. Without shoes and wearing minimal clothing, each athlete underwent anthropometric assessments, including the determination of weight and percentage of Body Fat (BF), which were measured, respectively, with a scale and with a segmental body composition analyzer. Height was measured to the closest 0.1 cm with a transportable audiometer, consistent with standardized procedures described elsewhere.13 The BMI was calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared (kg/m2).

This was a cross-sectional study involving 150 male athletes (mean age, 20.9 ± 3.5 years) from four different sports (basketball, handball, soccer, and water polo). The inclusion criteria were playing a sport at the national or international level and interesting therein sport for 15h per week. The inclusion criteria were playing a sport at the national or international level and interesting therein sport for 15h per week. The exclusion criteria were being a smoker or former smoker, using any medication at the time of testing, and having any disease. The results of the pre-enrollment checkup indicated that each one of the themes were in healthiness. Within the last three weeks, none of the themes had taken any medications on a daily basis; had undergone surgery for cardiac, respiratory, allergic, eye, or ear problems; had had a respiratory infection; had had uncontrolled blood pressure; or had undergone thoracic surgery. Additionally, none had a history of embolism, active hemoptysis, or unstable angina. We grouped the sports consistent with the sort and intensity of exercise involved, classifying each as involving either static or dynamic exercise, and every one of the sports evaluated belonged to the highly dynamic group. All participants were informed of the possible risks of participating within the study, and every one gave written consent. All procedures were approved by the Research ethics panel of the University of Belgrade School of drugs, within the city of Belgrade, Serbia, and were conducted in accordance with the planet Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki for medical research involving human subjects.

Respiratory adaptation is that the specific changes that the respiratory system undergoes in response to the stress of workout. Intense workout, like that involved in fitness training, places elevated demands on the respiratory system. Over time, this leads to respiratory changes because the system adapts to those requirements. These changes ultimately end in an increased exchange of oxygen and CO2, which is amid a rise in metabolism. Respiratory adaptation, may be a physiological determinant of peak endurance performance, and in elite athletes, the pulmonary system is usually a limiting factor to exercise under certain conditions.

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