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

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Breaststroke swimming - breathing cadence does not match stroking rhythm

I'm a rather short guy (5'3", 1.60m) so my arms are accordingly short. This leads to a rather quick stroking rhythm compared to my comfortable breathing cadence (and the stroking rhythm of other, ...
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Bracing the neck and thoraxic spine

Normally we talk about bracing the lumbar spine, but what about the other regions like the neck and thoraxic region. Why do we not talk about bracing them? If this is something that is important, how ...
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My heart beat really goes up during jogging, but I don't feel it

I had a very inactive lifestyle and have never been involved in any activity that keeps me in an active zone. But in recent years, I have been following a routine where I start to follow a strict diet,...
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One hundred breaths exercise

Following this named one hundred breaths exercise. I would like to know what is its sources? Is it Tai Chi? Is there a tutorial that explains how to do it step by step and what is its benefits?
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Can't seem to brace when squat is on back

I am trying to do the Valsalva Maneveur when I squat. It seems so that I find it difficult to do it when the weight is on the back, but find it easy to do when I am in a rested state (eg: writing this ...
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Dry skin, Breathing problems, dry lips, dry sinuses when low carb diet

I have been diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and low carb works to get my levels back in order. However whenever I go low carb, I feel completely dried out... dry lips, dry skin, breathing problems, dry ...
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Wildfire smoke: Why refrain from exercise only outdoor?

Until today, wildfires were never a problem in my city. Suddenly, it is a persistent threat, to be expected throughout the summer and successive summers. The general advice is to refrain from ...
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Is the Valsalva maneuver safe for powerlifting?

I've been reading more into the Valsalva maneuver, and I have to say that I am becoming a bit paranoid. Some sites say that it can lead to stroke, passing out and such. This reddit thread gives many ...
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Should I pull in or push out abdominal muscles in powerlifting?

Following this reddit thread, it seems to more like a disputed issue. Alan thrall advices to push out, but others to pull in. So, which is right? and, what would be the basis for justifying that the ...
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Proper Breathing in exercise

When we exercise, trainers and coaches frequently stress the importance of breathing and not just holding our breath in. Is it correct to say that one of the reasons they stress the importance of ...
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Fat Oxidation in relation to MaxHR and V2OMax? Glucose to brain when over range?

It's my understanding that maximum body fat oxidation occurs between 47-75% of V2OMax and 70-80% of Max Heart Rate. I did a test of this theory on the treadmill, using it's metrics, and found that I ...
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Should I be out of breath after/during a cardio workout?

I've noticed several times that by the end of a cardio (exercise bike) session my breathing is not elevated, in fact when I notice during a session it feels I'm barely breathing at all. This is a ...
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Apply high frequency rapid up and down movement at the muscle's current maximum stretch point

Introducing up and down vibration in muscle's current maximum stretch point is wrong right? For a example what they doing in 2:23 upward, Hot Yoga and CONTORTION, flexibility, Total Body Stretch - ...
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Holding breath vs Inhaling in Eccentric and Exhaling in concentric

There are plenty of guides about heavy lifting which suggest to hold the breath to help brace the core. Here there is an example with squat. Picture taken from here. Many people agree with this as it ...
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Throat keeps drying out during running

When I run, especially when I run for long periods of time, I end up having a super dry throat, and usually end up stopping running because I am doubling over coughing and desperately swallowing, ...
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As a beginner, should I match breathing to exercise or exercise to breathing?

I started light exercises in Ring Fit Adventure to get rid of some of corona-fat and rebuild stamina lost during chain of medical stuff. Its going well however I can't match breath-in breath-out tempo ...
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Breath training to increase your lungs capacity

I was recently tempted by an ad about Airofit. It is a connected device which should help you to improve your breathing capacity. I don't really know how to call such device? Would it help for hiking? ...
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Training to hold your breath for longer underwater

Is there any type of training you can do to help maintain your breath underwater? When diving in a lake, using only diving goggles, I can hold my breath for about 10 seconds before needing to surface. ...
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Elliptical vs jogging

We recently bought an elliptical machine to exercise at home since most other options are shut down for now. When I use it I can go 45 minutes to an hour without stopping, even at high resistance and ...
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At what point does running faster give diminishing returns?

I understand that one has to run fast enough to get their heartrate at a sufficiently high level to improve cardiovascular and lung health, but at what point does running faster give diminishing ...
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Extremely out of breath when working out and how to improve

A bit of background...I have been doing a 3 day a week workout. I use equipment in my basement and I have an 8 month old so possibly less sleep than average joe. I started about 8 months ago with a 2-...
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How to breath and brace during squat?

I have three questions here: How do I brace my belly during a squat? I have tried bracing and inhaling before going down, then when coming back up I breath, but, this give me a bit of a headache. How ...
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High heart rate but not winded

I'm 31 and in decent shape, but I also have pretty bad exercise asthma. Normally, when I work out, especially running and other cardio stuff, my breath-fitness tops out when I'm getting around 170-...
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Can repeated hyperventilation change the setpoint for oxygen sensitivity?

In recent years, breath-hold diving as a competitive sport has developed tremendously. I'm interested in generally understanding the consequences of training for maximum breath hold times on a person'...
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How to increase pull up repetitions

I'm doing pull ups from a bar, but I'm only able to get about 3 repetitions. After 3 times my biceps can't lift my head up the bar. I am doing ab exercises as well, but that hasn't increased my rep ...
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Sudden burst of energy

So a back story first; yesterday I played some badminton games with my friends, and I kind of pushed myself a bit harder than usual. Usually I'll get out of breath after 2-3 sets of a game (I'm easy ...
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Is forcing yourself to breathe slowly after strenuous exercise potentially hazardous?

My endurance is pretty lousy, and has been since I was a child. I overheat quickly, and it's not hard for me to get out of breath (it's improving a bit, with me doing running more often). One of the ...
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Improve Stamina with Breathing Training

As a child I had chronic bronchitis. Today, as an adult, despite excessively doing running and Judo for several years, I feel that I haven't reached my stamina maximum by far. During my last pulmonary ...
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Is it breathing through the nose good for running?

What are the advantages/disadvantages of breathing with one's nose while running? Is it a good idea to develop this habit? I'm referring to relatively slow, long runs, and for experienced runners.
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Is there any science behind training masks?

I have come across a number of "training" masks which claim to reduce air intake making your lungs supposedly work harder. is this a proven science or just a gimmick?
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Is focusing on the breathing an external focus, or internal focus, and is there research to back this up?

Just wondering if there is any research out there illustrating that focusing on your breath means your focus is external (because you're focusing on a reaction to the environment, as air is part of ...
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Breathing through the mouth

Is breathing through the mouth while jogging bad? I find it difficult to close my mouth while jogging. Some sources claim that breathing while exercising should only be done through the nose while ...
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What factors affect underwater swimming endurance and how to improve it?

I have a good 45 minute cardiovascular workout just before swimming. Although I’ve got my breath back when I go in I imagine my body is still depleted in some way? What factors affect my (or anyone’s)...
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Can run in place endlessly, but tire for distance. Why?

I can easily run in place at a fair pace for literally hours after calves have been conditioned, burning well over 1,000 calories. I have thought this would roll over into distance running at the same ...
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Should I start breathing deep immediately starting a sprint

After my warm up, I have a relatively low breathing rate. When I begin to sprint should I start breathing quickly and deeply immediately or wait until I'm just out of oxygen? If I start deep ...
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Influence of breathing on posture (NOT posture on breathing)

To maintain a good posture during sitting or standing still, one has to use spinal and abdominal muscles (in a perfectly healthy individual it is supposed to happen unconsciously) quite a lot. ...
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Forcefully exhaling during heavy squats

On max effort days when I lift weights at ~95% or more of whatever I'll achieve on that day, I am unable to keep my breath in the middle of the concentric part. A recent attempt at 130 kg @ 87 kg, ...
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breath technique during jogging [duplicate]

I'm jogging for everyday. i use to get stopped by myself due to high breathing though i jogging in good pace. How to improve and keep it steady my jog and is that good to drink water after / before ...
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What are some ways to ease a 50 year old asthmatic woman into yoga? [closed]

My aunt is severely asthmatic. She is slightly overweight, with most of her fat being on her hips and tummy. Our family doctor has advised light yoga to keep her fit as she is also prone to high blood ...
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Freestyle swimming: When do you stop exhaling?

I exhale through my nose, but get water in it when I turn my head and start to inhale. I thought this could have something to do with the timing, and as far as I can tell there are 3 different moments ...
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Freestyle swimming: Where to breath in (chest vs. stomach)?

Everyone just talks about inhaling, but no one ever specifies whether to breath in your chest (shallow breathing, clavicular breathing, thoracic breathing), your stomach (Diaphragmatic breathing, ...
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Are respiratory training adds dangerous?

Some time ago, I got myself an "elevation training mask", a device that basically limits airflow (with holes) and adds resistance with valves. Sometimes, when I train with it, some friends point out ...
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How do I control breathing during hanging leg raises?

I usually don't have any serious issues with controlling my breath during exercising, but with hanging leg raises it's just something else. I'm literally unable to exhale while raising my legs and ...
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What are some preventives or palliatives for vocal cord strain (from "overuse")?

I am going to be delivering a lecture 75-80 minutes in length. In practicing it lately, I find that my throat/vocal cords are a little fatigued afterwards and sometimes during the rehearsal. I'm not ...
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Why do professional swimmers breathe every stroke in freestyle?

TL;DR: What is the thinking behind turning to breathe every stroke (i.e. every two arm pulls) in freestyle? Isn't this wasteful, since breathing necessarily disrupts your flow? I'm a keen swimmer, ...
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Abdominal breathing vs proper posture

I am having trouble "reconciling" having a proper posture while doing abdominal breathing. If I understand correctly, proper posture should involve pulling the abdomen in, among other things, while ...
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Best Way to Control Breathing During Pushups?

What is a good way to control my breathing while doing push-ups? I really want to be able to do 100 push-ups come next school year. Currently, I can do 40 per set if I push myself. However, my ...
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Why does it become hard to breathe in when running fast

After some time heavy belly breathing it feels like the throat shrinks and it becomes hard to breathe in. Eventually I have to stop breathing for a few seconds, while still running, to be able to ...
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How to do exercises properly?

Previously I had asked for a "minimum" program that requires me minimum effort to remember the schedule, and minimum time to do it. The answer is to doing pull-up, squat and dip until failure every ...
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Cholesterol level in your body and Running

I easily get out of breath when I am: Climbing stairs - not quickly but normally When I go for jogging in ground (stadium/park) But when I run on treadmill I can easily run for continuous 15 mins at ...
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