Posted on 31 Aug 2009 17:22
by EricT 12 Aug 2009 19:10
The Getting in the Zone series has been on hold while I waited for info on relaxation techniques, first of which will be breathing techniques since proper breathing is the foundation. The next post of the flow series will be an introduction to breathing and breathing techniques pursuant to an explanation of several exercises I will provide.
12 Aug 2009 19:10
by EricT 27 Jan 2011 22:39
I was reading over my comments secondary to the article on the valsalva maneuver and some of the things I said struck me as important enough to mention again as a separate blog post.
All the time we are instructed to do "belly breathing" or to "breathe into the belly". There is an idea there that has something to do with correct diaphragmatic breathing but it has been mixed with some incorrect interpretations. The basic question is:
27 Jan 2011 22:39
by EricT 01 Feb 2012 23:02
You may have noticed that it can be difficult to get a good deep breath in between reps of the front squat. Not everybody has this problem to the same extent, but most everybody would have noticed that the front squat makes breathing a bit restricted. The position of the elbows, combined with the heavy load on the shoulders, restricts the chest. It is easy to simulate this effect right now as you read this: simply raise your arms up over your head and try to take a deep breath into your upper chest. You should notice that the chest wall is restricted and it is close to impossible to take a full breath this way.
01 Feb 2012 23:02
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