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gekolimit


Mar 13, 2002, 4:04 AM
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Wow, might sound kinda stupid at first but its amazing. I finaly mastered my 'breathing technique'. It realy helps with climbing.

Breath out hard on effort and in slowly on relax.

Hope it makes sence, i'll elaborate if it don't.


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Ive always done that but never thought too much about it because you could consider it involuntary when your climbing (in my case at least) because you dont think of it and you do it automatically. I know i know, its not really involuntary but still...i dont think about it like: "Ok, gota breath hard here"
Anyways your right. Breath hard on hard cruxes and moves and slow deep breaths to relax.
Also important note
Breath in through your nose, and out of your mouth. All my sport coaches say this, never did research to find out why.


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i recently started doin tiechi(sp?) breathing techniques and found it to be really energizing, and overall relaxing. it's helped my climbing a bit, but mostly my stamina.
kevin


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Miagi said
"Breath in through your nose, and out of your mouth. All my sport coaches say this, never did research to find out why".

I have to fully disagree with this. When engaged in any physical activity, the best is to BREATH IN A NATURAL WAY. Usually, when you are in an intense activity (and climbing a hard route is of course an intense one), the amount of oxygen you can intake only using your nose IS NOT ENOUGH, so you have to breath using BOTH, nose and mouth.
However, the body does this naturally, and you do not have to think very much about it.

JUAN



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I saw this post and I thought it was another Sharma thread...

I have not mastered the breathing technique but have made some improvments lately. It is deffinatly key for climbing routes.


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Rhythmic breathing seems to help a lot, during any physical activity. Er... I suppose just regular breathing could be considered "rhythmic", but try something a little bit more complex than "in, out, in out". It's relaxing and helps your concentration, and keeps you from breathing too hard.


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Just to add my pedantic 2 cents here...

Your body tends to know what's best for itself, including how to breathe - don't try to throw sand in the gears by consciously thinking about how you breathe - let your brain's autonomous centers do that for you, and concentrate on your climbing...

Also, for those that said that you'll remember to breathe automatically - this isn't always the case.. When your head core temperature gets too high( 130+ degrees F), the center in your brain that controls your breathing reflex - shuts down. At this point you _will_ have to consciously concentrate on "inhale, exhale" - or you'll end up dead.

Keep cool,
- d.


rigel


Mar 13, 2002, 10:55 AM
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everyone says "breathing is natural, so don't think about it..." then why do you see people holding their breath through the crux moves all the time? when you're making a bouldery move you generally need core strength, that means flexing your abs and holding your midsection tight...which naturally causes most people to hold their breath...unless they consciously think about it.


saltspringer


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Hey, guess what Prana means? Breath!!! It takes practice to breath properly, to become aware of the process and to control it through this awareness. Most of the time breathing will help to calm your nerves as well as providing precious oxygen to working muscles. Try pausing after every move on a moderate route to check how you are breathing through each move and eventually you'll transfer what is comfortable to the more difficult climbs. Oh yeah, Yoga helps


gekolimit


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I'm glad people agree that breathing is important....

About it being natural --->?

Naturaly on a hard move you hold your breath...just like when you pump heavy weights you hold your breath...i came to realize if you breath out hard on power requiering moves its much better.


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Breathing through your nose is better. All the little hairs in your nose filter out dust and other small particles better. Less dust....more air.

-sONofSpORk


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Breathing is for whimps....I just hold my breath until I reach the top!


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Inhaling through your nose and out through your mouth is efficient for a couple of reasons - one, it warms air going in and is a mite less painful (go running at 5 am in winter and let me know if I'm wrong). It also helps you center and slow yourself, hence the yoga thing. Controlling breathing is important to your core.

I know I breathe really hard when I'm climbing, not because I'm winded, just because I'm using my core. It kind of sucks because I have excercise-induced asthma, but the in through nose, out through mouth thing helps control breathing by preventing hyperventilation.

I'd agree that your body in general tries to take care of itself best, but learning to breathe effectively, and thus it becoming natural, is still a good thing to pick up, IMHO.

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I use in threw my nose and out threw my mouth that gives me the best endurance.

TROB


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Sounds promising... i've practising it too. Getting there... soon .... i hope.


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