What is the correct way to breathe when exercising?
The best way to remember how to beathe during a workout is to control your breathing - don't let your breathing control you.
Many people end up exercising very intensely to the point where they have to stop in order to catch their breath. It is better to remain aware of our breathing at all times and to focus on controlling how we beath.
Depending on the type of exercise a person participates in and at what level of intensity, breathing can become the key to whether or not we succeed in reaching our workout objectives. Sometimes people can't finish their workout because the become too out of breath and have to stop. This can frighten older persons who are new to exercising.
Instead, it is better to start out by making awareness of how we breath our primary focus. In the marital arts, breathing is often the focus because this allows the body to maximize the oxygen that reaches the muscles and keeps the energy level high. Also, advanced martial artists use the martial arts as a way to pratice moving meditation. By focusing their attention on a specific, and repetitive movement, such as a kick or punch, the mind can become absorbed in the moment and the person exercises much longer and more comfortably because their attention is not focused on how they feel (tired, out of breath, etc) but on how they are moving and breathing.
Breathin technique is important. When exercising try to breath in through the nose in a controlled fashion and exhale through the mouth, again in a controlled manner. This way you remain focused on your breathing without becoming focused on how out of breath you are. You can reach a higher level of fitness in less time and learn to enjoy exercise at the same time.
When you exercise, your body uses up more oxygen, which your body's cells need as fuel. You also produce more waste gas (carbon dioxide) because the cells are working harder. You breathe heavily when exercising because you need to expel more carbon dioxide than usual from your lungs and take in more oxygen than usual.
Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. a secret to lasting longer in cross country is to "roll with the hills" or at least that is what i call it, when going down a hill lift your head up and let your legs do the work, it is a great way to regain your breath, when goin up a hill bend your head down to help lean your way up the hill
because when you is exercising, you are working and breathing hard. when you are sleeping, (unless youre dreaming about exercising) then your body is dormant and not doing anything (except in the case of a wet dream, that, however, is a totally different subject that i am not going to get into.) hope this answers your question.