Questions tagged [breathing]

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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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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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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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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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 don'...
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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 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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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 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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Why exhale when using strength?

I am puzzled as to why, during strength training, I need to exhale when I am using most force. If you’re using strength training machines: Start exhaling at the beginning of the movement – as you ...
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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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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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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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Breathing out during swimming freestyle [duplicate]

When breathing out during swimming, I've come across conflicting info - a swim instructor years ago told me to "exhale it all out immediately", so after I take in my breath, once my head is submerged, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...