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Proper breathing during push ups?

Discussion in 'PRT' started by Piacevole, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. Piacevole

    Piacevole New Member

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    I've heard you're supposed to breath in on the way down and out on the way up, but breathing mid-push up makes me feel weak, like I'm going to collapse. I have to be holding my breath. Anyone else have this issue?
     
  2. feddoc

    feddoc Really old guy Super Moderator Contributor

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    You might want to consider breathing in during the exertion phase of any exercise.....it gives your chest wall more rigidity, and a bit more stability and strength.
     
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  3. red_ryder

    red_ryder Whidbey None

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    Instead of letting it all out at once (hah!), try blowing it out under pressure (whhhh!) as you're going up. That seems to keep your chest puffed on the way up so you feel more leverage, plus it helps you absorb oxygen better.

    I like to pretend I'm a steam engine. Woo-woooo!
     
  4. skim

    skim Teaching MIDN how to drift a BB None Contributor

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    Please do that at OCS!:D
     
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  5. red_ryder

    red_ryder Whidbey None

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    Sure will, I...waiiiit a second...

    *senses impending trap*

    That's the kind of thing you only say in your head, like replacing the word "pain" with "fun"

    FUN! It's comin' to YOU!
     
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  6. insanebikerboy

    insanebikerboy Internet killed the television star Contributor None

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    When I do push-ups, I just try to breath in and out. It's a funny thing how fresh oxygen helps me feel better :) :icon_tong
     
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  7. C420sailor

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    If you try breathing like you do when you lift weights, you'll hyperventilate if you do pushups with significant speed. When I do the PRT, I don't think about it. I don't count, I don't time my breathing. I just breathe and push until the whistle blows or my partner says stop. If I need more air, I breathe faster. Think less, do more.

    Same goes with running. I love watching people time their breaths to their steps. I just don't get it. Your body knows what it wants, don't try to outsmart it.
     
  8. MIDSHIPMAN21

    MIDSHIPMAN21 New Member

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    Thats my approach as well I just ignore the spotter and push them out, I probably breathe every 5-10 pushups, usually push out 100-115...feel lightheaded and ready to hit the ground at the end, but objective was achieved.
     
  9. RUFiO181

    RUFiO181 Token Officer Recruiter

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    Or you can use this:

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    Developed by a US NAVY SEAL!!! :D
     
  10. BACONATOR

    BACONATOR Well-Known Member Contributor None

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    Since when do US Navy SEALs shave their bodies, slather on the bronze and wear shoes without socks?:D
     
  11. HighDimension

    HighDimension Active Member Contributor None

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    He could kick your ass either way. ;)
     
  12. skim

    skim Teaching MIDN how to drift a BB None Contributor

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    When danny bonaduche says...
     
  13. SMILE4BULLETS

    SMILE4BULLETS New Member

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    those things are actually an ass kicker if you do them right...
     
  14. usmarinemike

    usmarinemike Now part of the 42%. Contributor None

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    Or you could just not be such a bitch and do the fucking pushups no matter what.
     
  15. xnvyflyer

    xnvyflyer xnvyflyer None

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    As has been said, just breath naturally as your body demands. No special requirements for breathing with push ups.

    Squats and heavy bench pressing etc are a different story. IMHO.
     

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