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    Talking Breath Control

    Check out this article I recently penned for bodybuilding.com about breathing techniques for strength training. As always, comments and questions are welcome!

    Bodybuilding.com - Your Hidden Source Of Strength: 3 Steps To Better Breathing
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    Once again Al, spot on! I've been using these techniques for some time, and it's amazing how much it can affect performance. Keep up the good work, and thanks.
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    I have never completely emptied my lungs because it's physically impossible. There will always be RV (residual volume).
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    The holding breath thing has a lot of relevancy in what I do. I find that it definitely is easier to do so when performing one of my heavier deadlifts and back squats. No passing out yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoccerGrok View Post
    Once again Al, spot on! I've been using these techniques for some time, and it's amazing how much it can affect performance. Keep up the good work, and thanks.
    Thanks, SoccerGrok!

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    I have never completely emptied my lungs because it's physically impossible. There will always be RV (residual volume).
    Boy is my face red! (That's a breath-holding pun, btw.)

    Quote Originally Posted by sakura_girl View Post
    The holding breath thing has a lot of relevancy in what I do. I find that it definitely is easier to do so when performing one of my heavier deadlifts and back squats. No passing out yet!
    Right on!
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    Great article Al! I've been working on handstands recently and had already figured out for myself that if I really tense up my core they become easier. I hadn't considered using the valsalva maneuver like in weight training but it's pretty obvious when you think about it and has helped me hold the handstand longer already!

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    Thanks, Zilog! Keep working those handstands!
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