Personal Trainer Portland Or | How Important Is Breathing When Weightlifting?

Breathing is one of the most important aspects of resistance training or weight lifting? This is one of the variables with every form of exercise that must be mastered or there are a lot of consequences that can happen. For example, if a person lifting weights is a breath holder, then this will create a lot of intra abdominal pressure, which can result in vomiting, passing out or getting severely light headed. In extreme cases, if a person has high blood pressure and is holding their breath, sometimes a myocardial infarction or heart attack can result. One of the easiest ways to keep your breathing on track and in sync with the repetitions you are completing is to count underneath your breath or out loud.Sound moves through air and its particles, so this is an easy way to keep your breathing consistent and with correct timing. Another great aspect of focusing on breath is that it will help create a rhythm for pushing up heavier loads that may be challenging. In addition, if you are working on muscular endurance, especially with high intensity interval training, or HIIT, then it is of utmost importance to make sure you are breathing on the exertion part.If you are ever reversing your breath or your form is completely suffering because your breathing patterns are off, then stop the exercise, regroup, get your breath and then start over when you are ready. Correct biomechanics (form) and breathing technique are your primary concern, everything else comes secondary.Best of Luck,Kisar DhillonThe Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington Street, Suite 137Portland, Oregon 97214(503) 953-0241