Sometimes figuring out when/how to breathe while working out is harder than doing the actual exercise itself. Here are a few guidelines for breathing.
- Yoga: Inhale and exhale through the nose.
- Pilates: Inhale through the nose. Exhale through the mouth
- Strength Training: Inhale on the easy part of the exercise. Exhale on the hard part.*
*Not always the case, but generally a good guide.
Tomorrow, I’ll be exhaling as I throw punches in my boxing class at Tiger Schulmann. Trust me after the week I’ve had I’m ready to hit the heavy bag.