Yes breathing is something that you think is a simple task. I still have not found the right breathing for me while running. I have always had a problem with getting short winded while doing it and even though I can only achieve short sprints I sometimes still feel as if I am getting light headed. I have read several articles on breathing and I believe I am doing it right but still cant just keep on running. I also use to catch myself holding my breath when doing crunches. Its a training all in itself..
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Like the intro says, it seems (initially,) unimportant to learn to breathe properly. I thought that too. However, I did take the time to read the instructions with each exercise demo and followed the breathing instructions. I can feel myself holding my breath at times (particularly when doing crunches) and I have to refocus to breathe correctly.
The Ins and Outs of Proper Breathing for Every Workout
When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out.
I know what you are thinking. "Who would need instructions on how to breathe?" Breathing doesn't take thought; it is involuntary, just like blinking your eyes. Shouldn't we stop thinking about it so and just let it happen? Yes and no. Trainers or exercise instructors regularly need to remind their clients to breathe because so many people tend to hold their breath when they work out.
But holding your breath isn't the only problem people face during exercise; their breath is often too fast, too slow, too deep or too shallow. Sometimes they even inhale and exhale at the wrong times, and while that will not make or break your workout, it can affect the exercise itself, how well you perform it, and your mind-body connection.
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