Better Breathing Blog

Best Practices for Muscle Recovery After Training

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Aug 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You are working hard, maintaining a tough training schedule and feeling good about it, but the soreness is starting to affect you. Your first thought may be to simply back off what you are doing, or quit altogether, but that’s not the answer. There are ways to minimize soreness and improve recovery so you can maintain your training regimen.

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Topics: Training, Triathletes, Running, Athletes, Swimming, Track and Field, Scuba Diving, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Rowing, Hockey, Crossfit, Competitive Swimming, Yoga, Diving

Maximize Your Dry Training Before Taking The Plunge

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Jul 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Free diving is one of the most intense and dangerous sports.  Not knowing what you are doing can be fatal.  Even trained competitors get hurt in controlled situations.  The danger that inherently comes with diving to great depths without an oxygen supply only highlights the need for proper training.

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Topics: Swimming, Scuba Diving, Diving

Swimming: The Art of Breathing Well

Posted by Carolyn Morse

May 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The need for every living thing to breathe well cannot be denied. However, the need for strong breathing is evident to athletes. Since both respiratory and activity-based muscles compete for oxygen, athletes must become more efficient in their breathing ability to maximize performance. Although this relationship is understandable in all athletic events, none is more obvious to understand as in the sport of swimming.

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Topics: Triathletes, Swimming, Health and Fitness, Scuba Diving, Competitive Swimming

Strengthen Your Respiratory Muscles

Posted by Carolyn Morse

May 6, 2017 4:04:08 PM

Athletes, professional and amateur alike, think about training their heart, legs, back, and anything else related to their sport. However, rarely do people ponder training their lungs. There is a direct link between fatigued breathing and reduced performance (weakness) in your legs or other muscles needed to compete in any given sport. The bottom line is that when you breathe better, you provide more oxygen to your muscles, thereby improving your athletic performance.

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Topics: Training, Triathletes, Running, Athletes, Swimming, Musicians and Vocalists, Health and Fitness, Track and Field, Scuba Diving, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Rowing, Hockey, Crossfit, Competitive Swimming

How to Condition Your Lungs for a Better Diving Experience

Posted by Carolyn Morse

Apr 22, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Scuba diving opens your eyes to a whole new world and is an immensely rewarding adventure. However, for the novice diver a lack of experience and scuba technique can prevent you from fully enjoying the dive. Some of the most common problems faced include not adapting well to the changes in pressure, confusion in water or even weak swimming skills. Nevertheless, far and by the most important factor that can influence a novice diver’s experience is breath control while diving. Rapid or shallow breathing will reduce the amount of time you get to enjoy your dive because you reach the maximum amount of time per tank more quickly. There are various factors that influence the divers breathing, notably nerves, technique and respiratory health. Nerves will calm with experience whilst technique and respiratory strength can be improved through training. To condition your lungs for a better diving experience you should consider breathing exercises and respiratory muscle training devices.

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Topics: Better Breathing, Scuba Diving