Take the 2-minute tour ×
Physical Fitness Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for physical fitness professionals, athletes, trainers, and those providing health-related needs. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm currently training fitness generally and a big part of that for me is running, I noticed that the hardest part was breathing fast enough and at some point I'd usually lose a breathing rhythm and sputter. after looking at breathing techniques from multiple sources I found out that I am a 'chest-breather' and would be better served breathing from my stomach. However, I have found that no matter how long I concentrate on developing my 'stomach-breathing' as soon as I stop being conscious of my breathing I revert to the chest, and especially if I am running, I can't get enough oxygen with the more diaphragmatic approach. I also find it difficult to breath with my stomach when full and i was asking for any advice on how to change my breathing habits.

share|improve this question
1  
Do you enjoy running? If so, stop focusing on breathing and just keep running. You'll develop your own rhythm after a while. –  Kneel-Before-ZOD May 13 at 15:52
2  
If you're running so hard that you can't keep up breathing, you need to slow down. At a moderate pace, you should be able to hold a conversation while running. –  JohnP May 13 at 19:45

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.