Breathe For Performance

You Must Breathe to Compete

As a competitive level athlete, learning how too properly breathe can be one of your best assests. Is is very typical of athletes to hold their breath when contracting ther muscles during physical activity. This stops the flow of oxygen to your muscles. Think of pinching off a garden hose. So get in the habit of inhaling during the negative phase of an exercise and exhaling during the contraction phase of the exercise.

Another tip is to work on slowing down your breathing pattern during high intensity cardiovascular activity. When you can feel your heart beating through your chest, try to count 3-5 beats during both the inhale and exhale phase. Start at 3 and work up to 5.

I’ll Leave you with this:
“Remember, you can accomplish anything you truly believe in. So find out what it is that you believe in.”


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