I just checked out Greer's book Be A Loser. It had been years since I saw it. And now, what a shock. All this time (not that I've been doing Body Flex for long - I'd completely forgotten about it even though I always liked it) I kind of focused on the breathing out. It took me a long time to learn how to breathe out like that and that's what I thought counted. Turns out it's the breathing IN is the most important part.
Here's what she says to do, " When your lungs are empty, stop and put your lips together. Keeping your mouth closed, inhale as fast and as sharply as you can through your nose, filling your lungs to capacity. It's almost as though you are sucking in all the air in the room in one breath . . . and it is just as noisy. Imagine you've been underwater too long and you've finally come up for air, you breathe in through your nose as hard and as fast as you can. Imagine pulling that air in as deep as you can; picture it filling your lungs all the way to the bottom. Inhale aggressively; the breathing in is the important part of the exercise because it is the inhalation part of all exercise that accelerates the aerobic process. And, in this case, it is very loud inhalation. If you sound like a Hoover on high, you're probably doing it right."
I gotta say, it's made a big big difference. Let me know if you're still doing BodyFlex. It seems awful lonely over here.
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