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Breathing [yes we all do it.....](5 posts)

Breathing [yes we all do it.....]Gall
Jan 29, 2002 3:47 PM
hello again,

was reading in march 02 bicycling that when you are above 80% mhr you cant get enoough o2 through your nose so its better to breath in with your mouth as well.

When working out Ive always breath in my nose and out my mouth. I thought this was the proper way of breathing while working out. I also thought that using the in your nose out ... your mouth, i would avoid getting side stiches.

anyhows... what have you all come with as being the best way to breath while working out; esp. climbing? If you are riding with your mouth wide open have you ever gotten any nasty bees and etc in your mouth?

I know this might sound like a silly question and stuff.... but you know

re: Breathing [yes we all do it.....]Boris
Jan 29, 2002 5:28 PM
Yes, we all do it, but we don't all know how to do it. I have found that the most efficient way to breathe is both in and out through the mouth; I just can't get enough O2 through my nose. Anyway, I've never gotten anything in my mouth; guess it's just luck, that's all.
re: Breathing [yes we all do it.....]Avanti Guy
Jan 29, 2002 8:50 PM
I always breath in and out of my Mouth while riding, I have swallowed plenty of things while riding, its all carbs so its good for you...Natures energy bar...
I read a stat somewhere about the weight of bug proteinbill
Jan 30, 2002 7:51 AM
ingested on a bike ride. It wasn't TOO much, but enough to gross you out. Although, I must say, I don't gross out too easily any more. Once you've caught your child's vomit in your hands, a little bug just doesn't seem like such a big deal.
If my body wants my mouth open, I open it.
re: BreathingTig
Jan 30, 2002 10:37 AM
In through the nose and out through the mouth works fine for aerobic levels. Mouth breathing usually takes over automatically when you up the intensity and get into anaerobic levels.

Check out an old post from Wagnerite about breathing techniques he learned from a voice teacher.