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breathing technique

Postby giantrock » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:05 am

Of late I am finding it difficult to get my breathing correct. I seem to be getting puffed and feeling worn out but I keep going and sometimes it gets better other times it just stays the same puffing like an old steam engine lol. Is thier anything that I can do to improve on this?????
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Re: breathing technique

Postby sogood » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:18 am

Excluding medical conditions, it just shows that you are riding close to your limits. Training will help you to achieve better speed for the same puffiness. But whatever you do, just don't stop breathing. :wink:
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Re: breathing technique

Postby ghettro » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:29 am

I find concentrating on keeping a steady breathing rhythm helps rather than just huffing and puffing randomnly. I think it may be also a distraction from the pain when I'm pushing myself :)
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Re: breathing technique

Postby kibnedyo » Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:02 pm

Are you sure there is no other medical issue?

I currently have a cold and am a little wheezy (bronchial). Perhaps I should have taken a day or two off, but I must say the weather lately in Western Vic has brought extra dust/pollen/etc has not helped breating during exercise either. In my case I take a tug or two on a puffer (medical advice) if this clears the chest for breathing, then I am ok to continue. During the times with a chest cold, a preventative puffer helps too.

It sometimes is an indication that a cold is coming on. My breathing during exercise becomes more difficult, particularly during the early phases when I "feel" ok but can't quite seem to "keep it up".

I'm not sure where you live, but check with your GP that there is no issue currently affecting your ability to breathe, either environmental, or illness.
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