Breath And Exercise

Did you know that the way you take in breath while you exercise affects you in many ways? If you’ve just started a workout regimen, you may feel overwhelmed with questions about everything. Here, we’ll answer some you may have had about how to breathe during your workouts.

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During aerobic exercise, you want to practice breathing through your diaphragm. This allows a maximum intake of oxygen. To do this, breathe into your stomach rather than your chest. It may take some getting used to, but you’ll find that you have a lot more energy.

Weight Lifting:

When it comes to lifting weights, you really just need to remember to breathe. Some people hold their breath as a reflex during heavy reps, but you need to fight this urge. Also, during the exertion point of lifting, exhale.


Keep these in mind and see how they affect your workout. If you require any exercise equipment in Austin or San Antonio, give Fitness HQ a call (512) 346-9300 for our Austin location or at (210) 699-8100 for our San Antonio location.

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