Breathing is the process that moves air in and out of the lungs.

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How do I properly breathe while swimming freestyle?

While using the freestyle technique of swimming, what is the proper way to breathe? Is using the nose to breathe out while under better or is there any difference? Is there a specific number of ...
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Lungs on Fire When Running

I've been overweight most of my life and recently I've been slimming down (lost > 50 lbs so far, shooting for 35-40 more) and I'm wanting to start running. I have no problems walking for miles and ...
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Improve breathing and increase lung capacity

Whenever jogging for long distances after some time I feel my breathing is quite laboured. The only solution is to slow down my pace for a while before proceeding. I have checked with my GP and I ...
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Breathing while exercising in cold weather

I've been told when doing cardio to breath in through the nose and out through the mouth. Where I live though, the air is cold enough 3-4 months of the year so that deep breathing through my nose ...
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How to breathe in lifts requiring tight core (squats, deadlifts)

I am a bit confused about the correct breathing technique in lifts that require core strength. Take the squat as example: 1) Some people say that it is very important to breathe in at the top of ...
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Best way to breathe for long-distance running

What is the best way to breathe while running long-distance? One can breathe in through the nose only, the mouth only, or both nose and mouth. The same applies to breathing out. Are there studies ...
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Breathing using mouth or nose - correct way while swimming?

I just started the breast stroke in a swimming class. I have heard something like, "It is bad to breathe in using your mouth because there are greater chances of inhaling things that go directly ...
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Cold air on the throat and lungs

Running in cold weather sure is painful, since the cold tends to burn my throat; afterward I usually am coughing some minor flem periodically for the rest of the day. Is there a good way to help with ...
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How should I breathe when lifting?

I've heard many different things about how to breathe when lifting? What are some clear, simple, common sense, generally accepted ways to breathe when lifting? (Squatting or pressing.) I'm following ...
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Is there any scientific info about effects of air pollution during exercise?

In my city, some advocacy groups are raising awareness about the dangers of vehicle exhaust nearby parks and other places where people exercise. However, we couldn't get to "the heart" of the body of ...
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how can I prevent gagging from mucus on back of throat when swimming?

It's not the most glamorous question but its a very annoying problem. I like to swim about 1km without stopping, but I find every now and again I get thick mucus on the back of my throat that makes me ...
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How do I maintain my breath while swimming?

I lose my breath too early while free-style swimming. As a result I have to stop and take in a breath and then continue to swim again. How do I train my body/mind to use minimum amount of oxygen ...
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What is the best way to breath while benching heavy?

I've heard both holding your breath for all reps and exhaling on the way up - what is the best approach and/or differences in approach? and are there other breathing patterns?
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Why is it important to breathe whilst exercising?

I just bought some push-up bars to give my wrists a break and was interested to see that the leaflet in it was keen to advise me that "it is very important to breathe normally whilst exercising - do ...
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How often should one take breaks when lifting weights for muscle size gain?

All the literature seems to suggest I should do between 4 to 5 sets of bench presses, but after my third set or so, I start to feel very exhausted, often to the point where I couldn't even complete a ...
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Why do I feel pressure in my ears while breathing hard?

When I first started practicing kung fu, I went from zero activity to doing moderate to intense exercises three times a week. Often times, I would feel pressure in my ears when breathing really hard. ...
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Difficulty breathing in push-up position

I've been out of shape for several years, but finally starting to get back into exercising. I've been doing pretty heavy aerobic exercises for the past two months. For the most part, I'm doing ok - ...
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Bloating after swimming

I swim 3-4 times a week. Occasionally, much less often then ~1 year ago, I get extremely bloated after swimming. My stomach is completely full of air to the point that I can not stand up straight. ...
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I can't breathe through my nose, does this cause excessive sweating during exercise?

I work out five or six days a week, I'm in pretty good shape. I'm not overweight either. However I sweat profusely whenever I exercise, within a few minutes of starting, and the sweat just pours off ...
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Barbell squat breathing problem

Being in a good shape it's sometimes for me hard to breathe (I need to breath more and deeper) after doing barbell squats, especially after long omissions. Almost none of other exercises make me feel ...
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Does the amount of breathing (holding breath/breathing fast) affect the calories burned during a workout (not heavylifting)?

Why I even think it could have any effect: maybe when the body has deficit of the oxygen, the burning reaction modifies to burn more sugar/fat/whatever (i.e. instead of burning each molecule ...
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Very big strain on lungs/breathing when doing cardio exercise

I often try to do cardio to get a little more "in shape" to not feel slobby, slow, unable to participate in physical games without fatigue, avoid embarrassment, etc. However, running at any rate ...
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Engaging Core In Marching Band?

This year I am in marching band as a snare drum for my high school. I was told to engage my core to make all my fundamentals (forwards, backwards, and sideways marching) smoother, and to keep my ...
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Holding Breath while Exercising in Gym? [Weight Lifting Machines] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I breathe when lifting? I think that I unconsciously hold my breath while doing exercises involving different weightlifting machines in different positions. ...
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When running out of breath, keep breathing rhythm or take in air?

I am trying to learn how to breathe better for all of the different types of exercises I do - working out, grappling, and cycling. I've read a lot about how to breathe and different techniques to ...