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

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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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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 the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Breathing during running

I recently started a C25K program. I'm in the UK and using the NHS C25K podcasts and last night I did the first day of week 2 - the voice over told me that during the running segments I should be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Breathe with mouth open while jogging and running?

While jogging it is advised by many to breathe by mouth because it increases the intake of oxygen which is required for performance. The problem with me or some of you may be that mouth gets dry as ...
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Gas out of lung while doing russian twists [closed]

when I'm doing russian twist I can feel air went out of my mouth with slight wheezing sound. I mean the physics is obvious (ofc gas go out when I do exercise that put pressure on lung) but I just want ...
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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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Breathing during abs workout (Weider 6)

I'm following a series of daily abs exercises to gain a "6 pack" (is it called this way?). As one can see at Weider's Six page all exercises include pulling up legs, chest and face, holding the ...
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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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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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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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Having to clear throat constantly while running?

I'm an ex-smoker (for roughly 8 years) and have recently, in the last 4 months, started a fairly intense cardio regimen that I'm doing twice a day. I noticed while running that I'm having to ...
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Improving breathing in a deeply bent leg situation (diaphragm compression?)

I don't know if this is something idiosyncratic or just something that everyone deals with, but I have a difficult time breathing when my diaphragm is compressed, such as when I'm crouching (which ...
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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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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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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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Meditation (Relaxation or breathing exercises) after exercise - Is it a good practice?

Is it a good practice to meditate or do some breathing exercises (like Pranayam, Analom-Vilom) soon after daily gym exercise? It felt to me that during our gym exercises the heartbeat rate increases ...
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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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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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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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Work out 5 times a week, out of breath

So I exercise 5 times a week by lifting weights as well as 30 mins of cardio and some stretching every day. I still find myself running out of breath when walking uphill during my daily commute, for ...
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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 ...