Breath is life. The fitness of your respiratory systems can improve your chances of survival and accelerate recovery.
Even better, if you train and improve them, prepare these systems for new levels of performance and the ability to recover from exercises like never before.
1. Breathe better
Breathing requires a complete mechanism. The spine, the ribs and a number of muscles are affected. What most people don't know is that it's an ability to do it well. It can be trained. How? Just like we would if we were training a different muscle group.
First, we need to improve the skills to optimize every breath. Then we can move on to volume and strength.
2. Breathe More
This is a more advanced set of skills. The first video is a requirement. So make sure you have seen and practiced what you learned in this section.
Once you have failed this part, this workout works much better. This is a mix of flexibility and stretch. It is also an introduction to performance breathing.
A great workout would be 1
3. Breathe harder
There are some obvious signs of a hard breather. The late great Franco Columbu blew up these old school rubber hot water bags as if they were balloons, only with the power of his lungs! Great party trick, but the benefits of strong breathing for athletic performance are actually amazing.
A surviving infection, however, requires that the same muscles are in top shape. One of the ways that pneumonia kills is by exhausting the muscles of inspiration. But the lungs must be strong beforehand in order to remain well ventilated and clear (through coughing).
Not just Woo Woo
This is training in itself. Even if you are used to high-intensity training, you still feel like a newcomer.
Think of breathing work as insurance against serious lung problems during an infection. If you think it's only for yoga masters and martial artists, think again. It can be the best way to exercise when you are not in the gym.
Breathing consciously for gains
Repair your breathing, build more muscles