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What is the best breathing method while working out?

Asked by JonnyCeltics (2721points) February 23rd, 2009

When I was in high school, a coach once told me: “In through the mouth, out through the nose…”

Not sure I buy it, though I would love to hear your thoughts…

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tennesseejac's avatar

I believe its the other way around…
“In through the nose and out the mouth”
(especially while youre running outside because you dont want to suck up any bugs when breathing in through your mouth)

I would say as long as its consistent, do what feels more comfortable.

eambos's avatar

I try to follow that same rule, by I’m not sure if it does anything.

When lifting weights, it’s inhale on the release and exhale when lifting.

FiRE_MaN's avatar

I have found that if i take 2 breaths in and then one big one out works best for me. Like half a breath in then another half a breath in then exhale.

jettaray87's avatar

When I run, I never feel like I can get enough oxygen by breathing through my nose, I’m all mouth…. I find for me, it’s more about keeping my breathing consistent and under control.

chelseababyy's avatar

In through the nose, out through the mouth.

May2689's avatar

I do just as tennesseejac, its the best method for me

FiRE_MaN's avatar

i didnt add before that, for running, the faster group of kids at my school say they try and run with their back strait up and down and lean their head back a little so the air flows in naturally…

elenamillaa's avatar

During exercise, obviously, try a faster breathing pace than normal. try in through the nose and out through the mouth. try expanding the diaphragm when breathing in, then feeling your ribcage expand, and then feeling your shoulders and sternum being slightly raised. as you exhale, feel the shoulders drop, and the ribcage and abdomen contract. breathe deeply but quickly, and be sure to exhale enough. if you concentrate enough on your breath, the workout itself won’t seem quite as hard :)

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