Hello, I've been doing deadlifts for about 3 months now. My question is: do I hold my breath when lifting (it seems that my core is firmer when i do that rather than breathing) or exhale/inhale? I'm not quite sure. thanks.
Thread: Deadlift breathing
10-02-2006, 04:42 PM #1
10-02-2006, 05:04 PM #2
10-02-2006, 05:28 PM #3Originally Posted by momod
Originally Posted by _Dominik_
"The Valsalva is a technique that the vast majority of humans will use anyway until "professionally trained" personnel interfere. If your car runs out of gas in an intersection, and you have to push it out of the way or get killed, you will open your car door, put your shoulder on the doorframe, take a great big breath, and push the car. You will probably not exhale except to take another quick breath until the car and you are out of the way. Furthermore, you will not even think about this, as many millions of years of your species pushing on heavy things has taught your central nervous system the correct way to push. "Professionally trained" personnel probably do it this way too, yet they insist on ignoring the good advice of their DNA while in the weight room. "... Mark Rippetoe
Originally Posted by John Prophet
Last edited by Canadian Iron; 10-02-2006 at 05:35 PM.
07-02-2009, 12:15 AM #4
"on deadlifts you might have to sort of let a little of it out on the way up or you might pass out...so for deads its slightly different"
can someone elaborate that? You inhale when you bring the barbell down, and then you exhale as you move it back up? I dont understand where we have to "let a little out"?
ALso the sticking point is the point in time when you use most of your strength to lift that weight right?
07-02-2009, 12:27 AM #5