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05-14-2010, 09:18 AM
 
I've been trying to do the isometric power breathing.

I find that after I do a couple of them, I need to stop a few moments and catch my breath because I get winded from blowing all of the air out of my lungs.

Is this normal?

Also wondering, when doing the isometric power breathing during and inbetween isometric exercises, is the stomach supposed to be engaged, or are we focusing on deep breathing?

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Becki
 
 
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05-15-2010, 06:27 AM
 
I do engage the stomach, bringing in tension on the exhale.

Regarding being out of breath, perhaps try slowing down on the exhale and maybe try keeping a little air in the lungs before breathing in again.

If you have had a history of respiratory issues you may need to modify a bit.

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05-16-2010, 11:31 PM
 
Breathing techniques in general should be approached somewhat cautiously in my opinion. The average person is not likely to cause any damage doing 10 reps of isometric power breathing mind you, but some folks will need to take it a bit easier and build up to the full 7 seconds in, 7 second hold, 7 seconds forcefully breathing out with ab contraction, and 7 seconds hold. Try doing for a count of 4 instead and see if you can do 10 full breaths or not, then work up to a count of 7.
 
 
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05-17-2010, 05:00 AM
 
I am not sure what is meant by a forceful exhalation, could someone explain this? Is it simply exhaling while contracting the abs?
 
 
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05-17-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Exhale while contracting the abs and making a "ssssss" or "fffffff" sound, thus limiting the airflow by pursing the lips. That's what I meant at least.
 
 
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