Respiratory adaptations to training

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Respiratory Adaptations to training

Endurance performance is dependant on the transportation and utilisation but no matter how good these are functioning, improvements of performance will not happen onless we can get oxygen into the body.

Adaptations of the respiratory functioning aid improved cardiovascular functioning.


  • Respiratory muscles become more efficient, making ventilation more efficient.
  • Lung volume has a slight increase with training
  • Pulmonary diffusion becomes more efficient because increasing in lung volume increases the surface area for diffusion.
  • Tidal Volume and Vital Capacity increase slightly.
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