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Why do professional swimmers breathe every stroke in freestyle?

"since breathing necessarily disrupts your flow" I think the amount of disruption relates to how far from perfect your form is. Since they need to breathe, they put a lot of work in perfecting their ...
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Why does it become hard to breathe in when running fast

From a Runner's World article: Breathlessness may also be due to fatigue of the inspiratory muscles, primarily the diaphragm. Just as we condition and build the endurance of our skeletal muscles, ...
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Sudden burst of energy

It sounds a lot like you experienced a "runner's high". This is something that usually is experienced by runners, as running is the most common form of aerobic exercise, and runners therefore ...
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Are respiratory training adds dangerous?

When we don't have enough oxygen in our system though exhaustion from physical exercise we slow down and/or stop. In extreme cases some may pass out due to lack of oxygenated blood supply to their ...
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Why exhale when using strength?

I would not regard that author as focusing on strength. Instead, her experience speaks to "weight loss and wellness" camps, where the need for a rigid trunk during maximal and near maximal exertion is ...
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How to do exercises properly?

In your previous question you say you're not sure if changing your diet is required...this couldn't be farther from the truth. If you want to maximize results, diet is by far the most important factor ...
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Can run in place endlessly, but tire for distance. Why?

The physics of running in place I fear your calorie burn measurements may be off. "Calorie" is a measure of energy transferred to (or work done on) an object when force is applied to the object over ...
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What factors affect underwater swimming endurance and how to improve it?

The main limitation here is that the oxygen you inhale before you submerge, is consumed by your muscles as you swim. The more energy you use, the faster your oxygen depletes, and this is what causes ...
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What factors affect underwater swimming endurance and how to improve it?

Primarily lung capacity is the issue here, but the rate at which your body uses oxygen is determined by your overall fitness level, muscle mass and technical efficiency. As a competitive swimmer with ...
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Breathing through the mouth

If you are new to jogging just breathe naturally through your mouth. It's the best way to get oxygen in and CO2 out. Wait until your cardiovascular system get conditioned to try the nose/mouth ...
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Is it breathing through the nose good for running?

It's better to breathe with both the mouth and the nose to increase the airflow to your lungs. Your lungs have to work extra hard when air is only allowed to flow through the nostrils. This applies to ...
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What are some ways to ease a 50 year old asthmatic woman into yoga?

If her doctor has not already given you a list of exercises, this site has a list of concerns for more obese people doing yoga: Bending forward is in varying degrees hampered by the abdomen. If ...
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Freestyle swimming: When do you stop exhaling?

I am assuming that you are doing freestyle. Without actually seeing you, I'm guessing that you have a form problem, and/or are going slow enough that you aren't able to create the "bow wave" effect ...
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Why do professional swimmers breathe every stroke in freestyle?

I suspect they breathe that much because that's just how much they need to... when going all out at that pace. From what you described of your own experience, you seem to be doing more long-distance/...
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Abdominal breathing vs proper posture

Common issue, you misconceive that pulling belly in is correcting your Lumbar Lordosis, or Anterior Pelvic Tilt (APT). Your erector spinae (lower back spinal muscles) and hip flexors tend to be ...
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Is there any science behind training masks?

In general, it’s a gimmick plain and simple. However, if your primary goal is to see improved lung function then it may have something to offer you. Consider the following. Let’s say you can run a ...
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Is forcing yourself to breathe slowly after strenuous exercise potentially hazardous?

It depends. Read thoroughly the invitation for this seminar; there is some information about research on this topic. It seems that what you are doing can be really beneficial, but also it can be ...
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Training to hold your breath for longer underwater

First of all, I need to tell you this: Don't hyperventilate. When one does that the percentage of CO2 reduces and CO2 is responsible to help you understand that you need to resurface. A friend of mine,...
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Should I pull in or push out abdominal muscles in powerlifting?

You can't "push your abs out" as such. That is not how abs work. Abdominal muscles - like all muscles - can only contract, ie. shorten. And since one of the main functions of them is keeping ...
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Bracing the neck and thoraxic spine

Force transmission requirements for the torso in lifts like the squat and deadlift are maximal at the hips and decrease up the torso, reaching zero at the point where the load is applied to the torso. ...
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Meditation (Relaxation or breathing exercises) after exercise - Is it a good practice?

Before I answer your main question—if meditation or yoga is helpful soon after working out—let me first address your claim about it causing an irregular heartbeat: your heart will increase gradually (...
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Difficulty breathing in push-up position

I know this is a very late answer, and to a question that already has an accepted answer, but two things come to mind. First, you may want to look to your core. Human beings are built rather oddly due ...
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Breathing and Leg Fatigue while running

Your problem is either medical or expectation-based. Are you expecting it to be as easy? You are going uphill and so are working your muscles a lot more. You are in the Anaerobic zone for incline ...
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How to do exercises properly?

You develop muscles during recovery. Amount of recovery done depends on how much of your muscle has been broken down by the exercise. Amount of muscle with micro-tears is directly a result of time-...
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Best Way to Control Breathing During Pushups?

Exhale on the push up, breathe in on the lower. Lower slowly and explode upwards each time.
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Can run in place endlessly, but tire for distance. Why?

Treadmill vs Outdoor Running There are key biomechanical differences between running on a treadmill vs outdoors. Muscle Demands - Hamstrings & Quads On a treadmill a machine powers the ...
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Extremely out of breath when working out and how to improve

I think you should take a look at your work capacity. Here's a great article about work capacity from StrongerByScience and I suggest giving it a read overall. Their definition of work capacity is: ...
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Forcefully exhaling during heavy squats

I don't think problem is with breath taking. If you have high deadlift, and a specially if that is classic one, you have much stronger back then legs. Try to keep your tibia straight, do not move ...
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Why does it become hard to breathe in when running fast

This can be caused by gas, you can should be able to breath better using chest breathing instead of belly breathing. While belly breathing is touted as being superior to chest breathing, there has ...
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