Belly Breathing

sounds good!

17 messages
28/04/2003 at 20:45
...for better health, better running and improved sexual vigour!

anyone tried it? any good?
I tried earlier on and found it quite difficult - like patting your head whilst rbubbing your it worth persevering?
28/04/2003 at 20:58
If you sing, you can do it
28/04/2003 at 21:32
It also is useful when you want to shout really loud at people. Not that I ever do of course.
WildWill    pirate
28/04/2003 at 21:35
Its one of those things like stopping yourself peeing mid flow

It takes practice and developing the correct muscles - but worth the effort

28/04/2003 at 21:37
Why do I want to breathe with/from my belly instead of my lungs?!
28/04/2003 at 21:56
Better breathing love, more efficient, and more air
28/04/2003 at 21:58
Hmm, in that case I better practice. Maybe I could then dispense with my inhalers.
28/04/2003 at 22:03
Will - so is it North East thing - like Sting?

oh no not bl**dy sting again!
WildWill    pirate
28/04/2003 at 22:07
Well us Geordies have to be good at 1 or 2 things :o)
28/04/2003 at 22:52
So what's so great about being able to stop peeing mid flow Will???
28/04/2003 at 22:54
that kind of thing iain
28/04/2003 at 23:08
Are we talking yellow snow Benz?
28/04/2003 at 23:08
er no...
another book 4 you fruity - ISBN 0-00-714515-2
28/04/2003 at 23:09
er hipps might be but Will and I weren't!
15/08/2013 at 12:37

After reading the article, I tried the breathing bit, not the step counts.  My running has stayed the same for six years and nothing has improved it.  The first thing I noticed was my speed picked up without me doing anything.  Initially on the treadmill I set it at 10KPH and when I breathed this way I was out running the belt.  I raised it to 12.5KPH eventually and found this fine.  That, for me, is a massive improvement.

I then tried a 3K run on the road where I normally get in around 18 mins.  These runs came in in 15:50, so again an improvemnt.  Finally I don't feel the effects of the run afterwards and it is generally much easier.

Thank you for this tip, for me it worked perfectly.


07/09/2013 at 11:19

Belly breathing still good.  I also found an app on the Google Play android app site called fastTxtPro.  It has a number of features but the one I like is "whenwillifinish".  Used it in a race the other weekend and it txt's (optional) your time quarter, half and three-quarter distance to whoever you choose and also gives them an idea when you will finish.  Great for friends and family who aren't running because it frees them up and gives them an idea when you will get in.  Distances show in miles and KM.  Worked OK in that race and I was in 1 minutes before it predicted.   Its free as well so that is good.

07/09/2013 at 17:56

I find diaphragmatic breathing very handy when I feel a stitch coming on. Sorts it out before it gets too bad.

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