How To Breathe During Exercise

silhouette of runnersSometimes just getting your exercise in seems to take a big effort. However, learning about and planning your workout routine can prove just as important as actually getting it done. Did you know that how you breathe during your exercise creates a big effect on your workout? If you’d like to learn a little more about the proper methods, we go over them briefly here.

For Aerobics:

At some point, people acquired the habit of breathing through their chest. While it may come more naturally to you, it doesn’t take air in as efficiently as diaphramatic breathing. To breathe from your diaphram, you focus the air closer to your stomach (where your diaphram rests) rather than your chest.

For Weight Lifting:

Many people just naturally stop breathing during strenuous weight lifting exercises. This can create complications; remember to breathe the whole time, exhaling during the strenuous lifts.


Experiment with these methods to see how they feel for you. If you need new exercise equipment to work with, Fitness in Motion has you covered. To find out more about us, please don’t hesitate to talk to one of our friendly representatives at (512) 345-2333 for our Austin location or at (210) 828-4542 for our San Antonio location.


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