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P90X and Insanity both have some moves for working the shoulder muscles. I don't know the names but I can describe the moves. They can be completed without any additional weight (add weights at your own risk). Exercise 1 You spread your arms in a wing-like position. You then rotate the shoulders forward for about 30 seconds; repeat the rotation in a ...


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A very well thought out question. First, the technical term for holding your breath is called the Valsalva maneuver. In the world of weight lifting it has a distinct purpose: to increase the body's ability to protect the spine under heavy load. The Valsalva maneuver does not work alone. There's a pretty fair treatment of the subject on a Rebock Crossfit ...


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I can only give an anecdotal answer: I find that the tightness of the core from the intra-abdominal pressure added by a full breath becomes negligible once one develops a very strong squat. I think that for a strong squatter, the ability to move the same amount of weight likely exists regardless of breathing method. In my experience of trying many ...



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