Breathless running

Posted by Rene Harwood on

 

Breathing patterns struggling whilst running? When running it's important to find the right breathing pattern. Correct breathing is very important for our body's energy levels, its ability to transport energy and oxygen and keeping us alive and kicking. A breathing pattern in every sport has a rhythm and being in tune with this rhythm is essential for good breathing. The reason for good breathing is easy: oxygen transports fuel around the body keeping your muscles replenished for longer. Also it helps remove any byi-product waste from our muscles.

Focus when breathing .

Concentrate on loosening your facial muscles and take deep breaths through your mouth as this will allow more oxygen to flow into your body and muscles. This also helps by giving you a more relaxed feeling when training. Concentrate on breathing through your stomach rather than your chest, as this can increase your abdominal function and can allow your breathing and increase the volume of oxygen. This at the same time will work your abdominals whilst running, incorporating more muscle action into the movement. First find your pattern: every two steps inhale and then every two steps exhale. Loosen your facial muscles and take deep breaths through your mouth as this will allow more oxygen flow into your body and muscles. This helps you by giving a more relaxed feeling when running.