breathing

  • Proper breathing is key for gymnasts

    The Hybrid Perspective, Linking Gymnastics and Movement Science, recently began a series of articles about the importance of proper breathing in gymnastics. In Part 1, 5 Reasons Why Training Proper Breathing Is Key Dr. Dave Tilley emphasises what a big deal breathing...

  • Top breathing exercises for swimmers

    The sport of swimming involves your head being submerged in water most of the time so it is important to gain the correct swimming balance.  The majority of swimmers put a lot of concentration, practice, focus and effort into improving their swimming style....

  • Top breathing exercises for runners

    Running is a form of aerobic exercise. Quite literally, 'aerobic' means 'with oxygen'. We need to breathe to get oxygen into the lungs.  Although this sounds obvious, some runners have a shallow or laboured breathing style.  However, there are some cases where...

  • Inspiratory muscle training for strength

    Our bodies respond to exercise in a variety of ways to increase efficiency. One key factor that contributes to you exercising less is the efficiency of your respiratory health. Regular exercise can improve your fitness by strengthening these respiratory muscles...

  • Deep breathing facts

    In general, the human organism was not designed to breathe deeply at all times and in all situations. The depth of our breath, whether it is shallow, medium, or deep depends in large part on what it is we are doing. If we are sitting quietly reading, for example,...

  • Ben Barwick - It's been a long time

    I realise that I haven't updated my PB Blog in a while, having had a really disappointing run in London, I took a few weeks off training. However, after a few days I was chomping at the bit to make myself even better and I have taken this new enthusiasm into...

  • Ten secrets for better breathing

    Breathing is one of the most important things we do on a daily basis to help us live well each and every day. If we don’t breathe our organs will not receive the vital supply of oxygen required to help us live. Breathing also has a second function, it also...

  • The Keswick festival was very busy and had something for everyone

    The Keswick festival was very busy and had something for everyone. There were talks by celebrities such as Chris Bonnington, Helen Skelton, Monty Hall etc. which took place in a meeting room in the town. Talks also took place in a giant wigwam on the outdoor...

  • Breathing for relaxation

    Anyone who participates in sports is extremely active. Competitive sports people are so concerned and focused on winning they tend to become nervous, tense and unable to get into the ‘zone’ ready for competing in the game. If you are getting wound up like...

  • Top tips to quit smoking for a healthier lifestyle

    Whether you're looking to get fitter, breathe better or save some money, trying to quit smoking is a life-changing decision with numerous benefits, especially for your health. This may include preventing coronary heart disease and stroke. Quitting smoking early...