Portland Oregon Personal Trainer | Bench Press & Breathing

Breathing and form are the most challenges aspects of weight lifting to master. We are going to use the Bench Press as our example when it comes to correct breathing technique.Flat Bench Press: When you are bringing the bar down towards your chest - Inhale (eccentric or negative phase)When you are pushing the bar away from you chest - Exhale (concentric or positive phase)A lot of individuals will get their breathing reversed and this will cause intra-abdominal pressure which can lead to: dizziness, fainting, vomiting and worse case scenarios, cardiac arrest.  Do you best to maintain a rhythm and a quick tip is to count underneath your breath. So when you are pushing the bar away from your chest say the word 1 (actually say it).Thanks,Kisar