Could You Be Hyperventilating?

Could You Be Hyperventilating?

[Here is an excerpt from my working draft of the forthcoming Better Breathing In Freestyle book. It’s going to be loaded with useful stuff you don’t commonly find in swimming books!] There are two main gases that your exercising body needs to deal with. It...
It Matters How You Breathe

It Matters How You Breathe

Obviously, your brain handles all your daily breathing without the need for you to control it or even think about it.  But do you know how you breathe in daily life? I mean, do you know which part of your body, which muscles do most of the work for each breath? Do you...
Answers To Breathing Questions #3

Answers To Breathing Questions #3

In this post I am continuing to answer questions received about breathing problems. You may like to view Answers to Breathing Questions #1 and #2. Breathing Deeply From The Belly W from Germany had quite a few questions on the topic of diaphragmatic breathing…...
Answers To Breathing Questions #2

Answers To Breathing Questions #2

In this post I am continuing to answer questions received about breathing problems. You may like to view Answers To Breathing Questions #1. Breathing On The ‘Bad Side’ M from Netherlands was confessing how difficult it has been to use her weak side for...
Answers To Breathing Questions #1

Answers To Breathing Questions #1

I recently sent out an inquiry in the Mediterra Newsletter asking about what questions people still have about breathing troubles, questions that have not been sufficiently answered by the resources they’ve used so far. I received several questions or comments...
A Good Reason To Hold Your Breath

A Good Reason To Hold Your Breath

[I apologize for posting a week late – I was caught up in preparations and then marrying off one of my daughters this last weekend! It went very well, thank you. I intend to write an extra post soon to make up for that week.] In the previous post, I pointed out...