Breathing in sports


Breathing must be regular to ensure optimal results in sports. Exhalation must be, on average, two to three times longer than inhalation. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Do not try to inhale more than once in a row and let the body adapt to physical activity. During regeneration, try to start breathing deeply and properly to replenish the oxygen debt.

If you want to work harder on proper breathing in sports, focus on the Breathplay technique in cardio training, i.e. activate the exhalation phase. In three-phase exhalation, hiss: "Ssss-ssss-ssss" (or count 1-2-3 in your head). Divide the inhalation into two parts and say "Aaa-aaa" (or 4-5 in your head). This exercise allows you to make sports activity more effective.

Relaxation exercises such as yoga, tai chi, relaxation or qigong, in which the body relaxes and regenerates, also have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system.

By learning to breathe properly, athletes can overcome pre-race stress. Reducing stress and establishing mental well-being are practical even in everyday life.