Inclusion Criteria- Have clinical diagnosis of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke,
- primary for more than six months resulting in hemiparesis;
- Have mental competence assessed through the Mini-Exam of the Mental State-MMSE;
- Be able to walk 10 meters independently, with or without assistive device;
- Absence of other neurological or orthopedic deficiencies unrelated to stroke;
- Without report of associated pulmonary pathology and not be smoker or ex-smoker.