Trainers & Coaches
A Primer on Diaphragmatic Breathing
Learn how to breath deeply for health, meditation, and exercise.
How Abs of Steel Cause Back Pain
The root cause of your back pain may be the way you breathe.
5 Effective Ways to Move and Feel Better Today
The path to good health can be paved by following these five pieces of advice on a daily basis.
12 Reps - The Breaking Muscle Digest - Vol. 1, Issue 9
Twelve reader favorites from the past week and from the archives, curated to save you time and bring you happiness.
Breaking Muscle HQ
3 Easy Ways to Be Stronger and Better at Everything
Here are three corrections all lifters can make to see immediate improvements.
Does Your Diaphragm Need a Warmup?
In a recent study, investigators wondered if warming the diaphragm up just like your other muscles would be of any benefit.
Spine Stabilization: How Your Core Should Be Working
When you “tighten your core,” what muscles are you using? Does your posture change? Does your pelvis tilt? Let’s take a look at what’s going on in your core, and how it should be working.
How to Breathe for Efficiency, Longevity, and Stress Relief
Good breathing habits make your body more effective, both in and out of your workouts, and have the additional benefit of reducing the stress response.
Back to Basics: 11 Articles and Videos on Breathing Better
Becoming better at breathing is advantageous for everything from relaxation to performance. Here are eleven pieces to take you through the ins and outs of mastering this seemingly basic task.
Breaking Muscle HQ
The Neglected Training Mojo: Breath
Our need for oxygen is well established (duh). So what about athletes who are restricted in their breath due to structural compensations, and therefore are receiving sub-optimal cellular nutrition?
Video: Breathing and Abdominal Bracing For Strength
Breathing and abdominal bracing are probably the most important aspects of successful lifts. This video will show you how to breathe properly so you can pick up heavy stuff.
How to Activate Your Diaphragm to Improve Breathing and Performance
In my own experience as a coach, many people could benefit from some simple exercises to improve activation of the diaphragm. This would improve breathing, and therefore also performance.
How and Why to Train Your Lungs
Can you really make your lungs stronger? And does that have an effect on performance? Respiratory training might seem like a gimmick, but a research review shows it just might work.
Breaking Muscle Video - Yoga For Athletic Guys, Part 1: Foundations and Breathing
The 1st in a 3 part series, "Yoga For Athletic Guys." In part 1 we go over the basic ideas behind yoga and breathing techniques. Useful techniques for both health and relaxation.
Breaking Muscle Video - Just Breathe
Breathing is important, trust us on this one. Learn the most efficient way to breathe as well as a few tips for breathing during a workout.
Traver H. Boehm
Diaphragmatic Breathing Reduces Exercise Induced Oxidative Stress
Diaphragmatic breathing is commonly use breath technique to reduce stress and relax the mind in yoga and meditation practices.
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