Alison K McConnell

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Affiliation: Brunel University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Respiratory muscle training in healthy humans: resolving the controversy
    A K McConnell
    Department of Sport Sciences, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK
    Int J Sports Med 25:284-93. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint The effect of inspiratory muscle training upon maximum lactate steady-state and blood lactate concentration
    Alison K McConnell
    Sport Sciences, School of Sport and Education, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 94:277-84. 2005
  3. pmc The influence of inspiratory muscle work history and specific inspiratory muscle training upon human limb muscle fatigue
    Alison K McConnell
    Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Brunel University, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, UK
    J Physiol 577:445-57. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint In favour of respiratory muscle training
    A K McConnell
    Sport Sciences, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK
    Chron Respir Dis 2:219-21. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Dyspnoea in health and obstructive pulmonary disease : the role of respiratory muscle function and training
    Alison K McConnell
    Department of Sport Sciences, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK
    Sports Med 34:117-32. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Acute cardiorespiratory responses to inspiratory pressure threshold loading
    Alison K McConnell
    Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Brunel University, Uxbridge, England, UK
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 42:1696-703. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Diaphragm and intercostal surface EMG and muscle performance after acute inspiratory muscle loading
    Emma Z Hawkes
    Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK
    Respir Physiol Neurobiol 155:213-9. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Influence of acute inspiratory loading upon diaphragm motor-evoked potentials in healthy humans
    Emma Z Ross
    Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 102:1883-90. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Acute and chronic responses of the upper airway to inspiratory loading in healthy awake humans: an MRI study
    Stephen C How
    Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, School of Sport and Education, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK
    Respir Physiol Neurobiol 157:270-80. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Inspiratory muscle fatigue in swimmers after a single 200 m swim
    Michelle E Lomax
    Department of Sport Sciences, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK
    J Sports Sci 21:659-64. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint Respiratory muscle training in healthy humans: resolving the controversy
    A K McConnell
    Department of Sport Sciences, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK
    Int J Sports Med 25:284-93. 2004
    ..Putative mechanisms include a delay of respiratory muscle fatigue, a redistribution of blood flow from respiratory to locomotor muscles, and a decrease in the perceptions of respiratory and limb discomfort...
  2. ncbi request reprint The effect of inspiratory muscle training upon maximum lactate steady-state and blood lactate concentration
    Alison K McConnell
    Sport Sciences, School of Sport and Education, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 94:277-84. 2005
    ..5%) increase in MLSS power is a new finding suggesting that RMT-induced increases in exercise tolerance and reductions in [Lac](B) are not ascribable to a substantial increase in the 'lactate threshold'...
  3. pmc The influence of inspiratory muscle work history and specific inspiratory muscle training upon human limb muscle fatigue
    Alison K McConnell
    Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Brunel University, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, UK
    J Physiol 577:445-57. 2006
    ..The data are the first to provide evidence that the inspiratory muscle metaboreflex accelerates the rate of calf fatigue during PF, and that IMT attenuates this effect...
  4. ncbi request reprint In favour of respiratory muscle training
    A K McConnell
    Sport Sciences, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK
    Chron Respir Dis 2:219-21. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Dyspnoea in health and obstructive pulmonary disease : the role of respiratory muscle function and training
    Alison K McConnell
    Department of Sport Sciences, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK
    Sports Med 34:117-32. 2004
    ..g. cardiorespiratory and neuromuscular disorders)...
  6. doi request reprint Acute cardiorespiratory responses to inspiratory pressure threshold loading
    Alison K McConnell
    Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Brunel University, Uxbridge, England, UK
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 42:1696-703. 2010
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Diaphragm and intercostal surface EMG and muscle performance after acute inspiratory muscle loading
    Emma Z Hawkes
    Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK
    Respir Physiol Neurobiol 155:213-9. 2007
    ..The changes in DI and IC RMS amplitude may also reflect an improvement in the synergy between them during these maximal efforts...
  8. ncbi request reprint Influence of acute inspiratory loading upon diaphragm motor-evoked potentials in healthy humans
    Emma Z Ross
    Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 102:1883-90. 2007
    ..These data indicate that after IML increased global inspiratory strength is accompanied by increased peripheral excitability and by a dampening of corticospinal excitability of the diaphragm...
  9. ncbi request reprint Acute and chronic responses of the upper airway to inspiratory loading in healthy awake humans: an MRI study
    Stephen C How
    Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, School of Sport and Education, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK
    Respir Physiol Neurobiol 157:270-80. 2007
    ..Changes in upper airway morphology and narrowing after IMT were undetectable using MRI...
  10. ncbi request reprint Inspiratory muscle fatigue in swimmers after a single 200 m swim
    Michelle E Lomax
    Department of Sport Sciences, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK
    J Sports Sci 21:659-64. 2003
    ..7 min. Furthermore, although diaphragm muscle length is optimized when supine, our results indicate that the force output of the diaphragm and inspiratory accessory muscles is greater when upright than when supine...
  11. ncbi request reprint Inspiratory muscle training in pulmonary rehabilitation program in COPD patients
    Rasmi Magadle
    Department of Medicine A, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera 38100, Israel
    Respir Med 101:1500-5. 2007
    ..IMT provides additional benefits to patients undergoing PR program and is worthwhile even in patients who have already undergone a GER program...
  12. ncbi request reprint The influence of inspiratory and expiratory muscle training upon rowing performance
    Lisa A Griffiths
    School of Sport, Leisure and Travel, Wellesbourne Campus, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, Buckinghamshire, HP13 5BB, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 99:457-66. 2007
    ..001). We conclude that there were no significant additional changes following combined IMT/EMT. IMT improved rowing performance, but EMT and subsequent combined IMT/EMT did not...
  13. ncbi request reprint Maximal voluntary hyperpnoea increases blood lactate concentration during exercise
    Michael A Johnson
    School of Biomedical and Natural Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, NG11 8NS, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 96:600-8. 2006
    ..These results show that, during heavy exercise, respiratory muscle work may affect [lac-]B. We speculate that the changes observed were related to the altered lactate turnover in respiratory muscles, locomotor muscles, or both...
  14. ncbi request reprint Influence of environmental temperature on exercise-induced inspiratory muscle fatigue
    Lee M Romer
    Human Performance Laboratory, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 91:656-63. 2004
    ..In conclusion, heavy sustained exercise in the heat impaired subsequent time-trial performance but did not exacerbate inspiratory muscle fatigue in endurance-trained subjects...
  15. ncbi request reprint Inter-test reliability for non-invasive measures of respiratory muscle function in healthy humans
    Lee M Romer
    Sports Medicine and Human Performance Unit, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT, Birmingham, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 91:167-76. 2004
    ..Furthermore, experiments utilising a within-subjects design lasting up to 3 weeks can be conducted with feasible sample sizes (</=11 per group) where substantial (>/=5%) changes are expected...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of inspiratory muscle training on time-trial performance in trained cyclists
    Lee M Romer
    The Human Performance Laboratory, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK
    J Sports Sci 20:547-62. 2002
    ..Furthermore, they provide evidence of performance enhancements in competitive cyclists after inspiratory muscle training...
  17. ncbi request reprint Inspiratory muscle fatigue in trained cyclists: effects of inspiratory muscle training
    Lee M Romer
    Sports Medicine and Human Performance Unit, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:785-92. 2002
    ..In addition, we examined the influence of specific inspiratory muscle training (IMT) upon the responses observed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Specificity and reversibility of inspiratory muscle training
    Lee M Romer
    Sports Medicine and Human Performance Unit, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:237-44. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pressure-flow specificity of adaptations to inspiratory muscle training (IMT), in addition to the temporal effects of detraining and reduced frequency of training upon these adaptations...