Exercise ventilatory limitation: The role of expiratory flow limitation

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Ventilatory limitation to exercise remains an important unresolved clinical issue; as a result, many individuals misinterpret the effects of expiratory flow limitation as an all-or-nothing phenomenon. Expiratory flow limitation is not all or none; approaching maximal expiratory flow can have important effects not only on ventilatory capacity but also on breathing mechanics, ventilatory control, and possibly exertional dyspnea and exercise intolerance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013


  • breathing mechanics
  • cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • dynamic compression of the airways
  • maximal expiratory flow
  • ventilatory constraints
  • ventilatory limitations
  • ventilatory limitations to exercise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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