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...Oscillating Oxygen A couple weeks ago we discussed Optimizing Breathing Patterns in a post that sparked quality discussion.  Let’s take this post to consider what patterns are we...

...than that of air. This increase in pressure has a number of negative effects on the body and coupled with a horizontal position it increases the work of breathing. On...

...of reduced breathing during swimming. During the final part of my swimming career I often manipulated with breathing at front crawl and fly swimming. At the beginning it was very...

...Breathing is a simplistically complex subject. Everyone is able to breathe, but the biomechanics and reasons for breathing on land are foggy. In the water, the subject gets...

...Breathing is obviously important to swimming.  We've discussed breathing multiple times on this site with topics from breathing patterns, Armpit breathing, Swimmer's Lung Capacity, and Inspiratory Muscle Fatigue .  Most recently, Dr....

...Breathing is an autonomous activity without requiring conscious thought.This tricks the laymen into believing this is a simple task. Unfortunately, the respiratory system is highly convoluted and many...

...Take Home Points on  Need More Recovery During Taper, Consider Deep Breathing! Swimmers have a stronger response to deep breathing. Deep breathing may enhance recovery in swimmers. Swimming...

...forced inspiratory muscles, but is this enough to maximize and optimize inspiratory muscle performance.... Quiet breathing is necessary to live and it is essential for athletes (and everyone) to breathe...

...Studies suggest long and short duration high intensity exercise causes inspiratory muscle fatigue leading to impaired performance. Breathing during swimming is especially important since breathing frequency is limited. The constraints...

...determining optimal breathing patterns in swimming events.  Understand costs vs. benefits of each situation, and decide where to invest limited resources to gain the greatest return.   Each breath in the...

   
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