How to Breathe Properly During Workouts

How to Breathe Properly During Workouts

Too often people breathe improperly when working out. They hold their breathe, breathe out of rhythm, etc. Breathing properly lets you get the most out of your workout.

Things You'll Need
  • Concentration
  • Workout setting
  • Workout buddy/spotter (recommended by optional)
In any exercise, whether it is a pushing or a pulling exercise, you will always do two things: Exert force and Relaxing period. We'll use two examples: Bicep curl (pull) and Push Up (push)

When you must exert force, you will exhale or breathe out. For Bicep Curls, as you pull the weight up, you exhale. For Push Ups, as you push yourself away from the group, you exhale.

When you are not exerting force, you inhale or breathe in. This allows oxygen to replenish, and muscles to stay from being fatigued (you don't want lactic acid building up). For Bicep Curls, this is the time as you slowly return the weight back down, as your arm is extended. For Push Ups, this is when you're slowly lowering yourself to the ground.