Proper & Correct Breathing technique for Weight Lifting Exercise
Like any form of sports requires to be learned. Weight training for building big muscles necessitates learning of
proper lifting and breathing techniques involved. Proper and correct breathing is the next most important
function and action for a bodybuilder during exercise, first being the right
technique to do the exercise. Correct breathing technique is all important.
The proper and correct breathing technique is to inhale before
you lift the weights or do the movement, and exhale during the course of the movement.
As an example,
if you are doing a bench press, you should inhale during the downward
movement of the weights, and exhale as you lift, blowing the air out slowly.
Avoid holding your breath at any moment.
So you breath in as the weights are lowered and breath out as the weights
Waste products which are formed in the body require to be pumped by
the heart to the lungs for filtration. As such the lungs work much harder. It is vitally important that
during weight lifting one
should never reach the stage of complete breathlessness. This may result in
giddiness or blackouts.
During a weight lifting exercise a weight lifter may find that
breathing through the nose is not sufficient. At such stages the weight
lifter should do the
exercises correctly and simultaneously must take big gulps of air through his
It is always advisable to end a training session with a few breathing
exercises which help to bring about a slowing down of the flow of blood.
Specialists call this 'tapering off' and it is as much important as the
warming up done during the start of the weight training session.
be taken care that during a training session in which a good deal
of mouth and nasal breathing takes place, the air in the workout arena
(gym or home)
should be as clean and fresh as possible.<