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    Yawning and difficulty catching breath when exercising

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    When I do any kind of strenuous exercise for more than a few minutes, I find it difficult to take a deep breath, and I will start to yawn.

    Does this happen to anyone else, and/or do you know what causes it?
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

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    Breathe into a brown bag every day for a few minutes

    Read this:

    Co2 Factor: Strategies for athletes following a Ray Peat inspired diet

    I'm sure you're familiar with cliff if you read the Ray Peat forum
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    Possibly got tight mussels across your back, which will restrict the ribs moving and subsequently not allow full movement in the upper chest.
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    There are a variety of diseases which affect the ability to breath in (vs. the ability to breath out). Whil it very likely is nothing, it can be a sign of very serious conditions and I would see a doctor to have it reviewed.
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    I've had days like this. Usually on days when its a little tougher to get going, I'll yawn several times in the beginning of the workout and even after the first few sets. Lots of theories why we yawn. None of em are really accepted as "the reason".

    Haha... just found this Changes in Physiology before, during, and after Yawning


    Findings are most consistent with the "brain cooling hypothesis"....

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    I experienced something similar when I first started running years ago and again, when I started an hour long TRX class, it slowly went away as I became more conditioned.

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    I sometimes get it when weighted walking.
    Tips:
    Stand upright with shoulders back.
    Breathe to stretch your stomach, not your chest.
    Yawn forcedly once or twice.
    DON'T drink water.
    Then you'll be able to continue.
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    Thanks for all the tips guys! All of them resonate. (Except that no amount of exercise makes it better). My face goes really red when I exercise so maybe I have a hot brain My dad is asthmatic. Maybe I should get checked out...
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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    Quote Originally Posted by YogaBare View Post
    My face goes really red when I exercise so maybe I have a hot brain
    I think that's pretty universal, especially during strenuous lifting.

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    You could have exercise induced asthma. That happens to me sometimes (I'm asthmatic generally and certain exercise exacerbates it).

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