Thursday Training Tip #10 : Proper breathing technique for running

A little while ago I posted some pointers on proper breathing technique for running. Ok, it was a long while ago, however I’ve finally managed to compile the expanded info onto a single page along with some tips and instructional videos. I hope you weren’t holding your breath…

Here are the key points to ensuring you have the proper breathing technique for running:

Breathe easy: in through the nose, out through the mouth but swap to mouth breathing once it gets difficult

Breathe deep: deep into your lungs maximising intake and exhale, equals more oxygen and removal of all CO2

Breathe from the belly: use your diaphragm to breath, not your chest muscles, as this will give you the biggest, and strongest, breath

Breathe slow: Bigger breaths mean you can breathe slower, which gives the lungs the time they need to complete the oxygen/CO2 transfer

Breathe rhythmically: breath in rhythm to your footfall so your breathing muscles work with your core, not against them.

Breathe Strong: You train your legs, so train your breathing muscles too. This will have the added benefit of a stronger core as well.

Here is the link to the full article on my site. I hope you find it useful, and please feel free to leave comments!

Happy running everyone!


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Posted on November 21, 2013, in Thursday Training Tip, Training Tips and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks Bernie. That is very helpful having everything in one page. It also reminds me I need to work harder on breathing relaxed and full on my runs.

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