Monday, April 21, 2014


Exhale on exertion.  It really is that simple, and yet so many in the beginning want to do just the opposite or hold their breath. Holding your breath can cause internal pressure that can restrict blood flow. That's when you find yourself standing in the middle of the weight room feeling lightheaded, dizzy, or nauseous.  So breathe out when you are lifting; exhale when it is hard.  Inhale during the easier phase. Practice proper breathing with every repetition.  So even though you might want to tighten up your body, clinch your teeth, and hold your breath, just breathe.  Remember this also when you are the lifting the 40 pound bag of salt out of the car or moving the heavy hanging baskets around on the back porch.  Exhale when it's hard!