A strange, new affliction - surely not just me
I'll take a furtive look over my shoulder before continuing this..... OK the coast is clear.
I've stepped up my training programme recently and I noticed that at the same time I appear to be - ahem - farting like a trooper. I put it down to an improved diet. But on completing one of those lovely Fink swim workouts today with my lovely wife, a lady that I don't normally associate with cataclysmically loud wind, i noticed that we both seemed to be afflicted with comedy fart pants.
We're both working from home this afternoon and were planning to plough through a tonne of telephone calls. Sadly not to be. Barely a moment goes by without some uproarious explosion of flatulence that's making it impossible to hold a conversation with a client.
Anybody else prepared to admit to being similarly affected? And is there a cure? I'm wondering whether stepping up the swim intensity causes one to gulp a lot of air, not all of which ends up in the lungs?
Hmmmmm... wonder what else i've eaten? Certainly been nowhere near the Jerusalem Artichokes.
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)
I never fart.
Nicko. wrote (see)
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)I never fart. Prove it???
Colbol wrote (see)
I've worked out that its gulping too much air at the turn along with not always breathing enough out. The air has nowhere else to go but to pass through to the stomach.
What Steve said - there's no way air can pass from your lungs to your stomach.
but it's not going from lungs to stomach, it's going from gob (pharynx) to stomach. anyone who can do voluntary burping knows this!
it's quite common to swallow air when you're learning to swim - i still do it when i feel under stress. as others have said, you gulp the air, tend to hold your breath for a short time before exhaling during which time some is forced into your stomach. it can be really uncomfortable too.
I may well have a debilitating case of this, but I would have to actually do some swim training to know about it ... no risk there then ...
I only seem to fart after having one of them Protein shake things - avoid! At least a good blast makes you feel better. Better to have an empty flat than bad tenant!
Now burping while swimming is another matter altogether - i've only learned to Front Crawl recently so am swallowing air still, especially if I try to go too fast. Much apologising to the other people in my lane!
I found this, May be of some help?
Looks interesting - I'm a Science teacher and it seems to make sense. My bloating is certainly worse if i've tried to swim fast, and I do get out breath as I feel i'm not breathing in and out fully. This usually leads to a big burp. Sorry swimmers! I let a particularly loud one go on Friday morning, then realised a group of my pupils were in the pool and had heard me!
My Iron man mate has suggested a swim drill doing front crawl - after entering the water with my hand, stretch my arm out in front as far as I can and hold for a second before the pull through the water - this gives a longer pull through the water which allows a longer period to breath on the other side. Does that make sense? Trickle breathing out helps too, as does planting my chin on my chest, so rolling my head up out of the water rather than lifting it - I know if i'm doing this right as when i'm breathing in i'm looking at the ceiling behind me!
Go on you lot, tell me i'm doing it wrong still. It wouldn't surprise me!!!
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