Keeping your mouth shut while running


Or in other words, breathing through your nose.

Is it possible to breathe through nose only during the exercise? Like running, for example.

It is. Not just possible. It's a preferred and a proper way to breathe.


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Nose is for breathing and mouth is for eating. Simple as that.

This morning I did my first run with breathing through the nose only. Five kilometers without a single breath through the mouth. The tempo was easy and the feet was done easily. Let's build on this.

What about you? Do you even think about how to breathe properly?

Thanks for your input.


Better and better

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It's one of those things I read before here on Steemit, there is also a thing about doing a specific amount of breaths in and out. I tried that but miserably failed. Next time I do a short run I will try breathing trough my nose.

Good luck adopting this new habit !

15.07.2019 07:21
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Do try and report back.

It's about gradual adaptation, I guess. When you can't breathe through the nose slow down. And there are exercises to help you build your nose breathing power 👃😂

15.07.2019 19:07
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Other tip:

When inhale, try to elongate the stomach. And when exhale, compress the stomach, like you're trying to hide it.

That way we make more efficient breathing.

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15.07.2019 07:39
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Thanks.

When you are breathing through the nose these things happen automatically.

15.07.2019 19:03
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I've always had a bad habit to breath with my mouth.

It wasn't till I get into running and after reading from one of then book from Scott Jurek that I have to learn breath correctly.

It was so strange the first times and I really had to do it exaggerate the motion to get it fixed. 😅

But yeah... What we can do for a better performance!

Have a great day.

17.07.2019 13:18
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Congratulations. You are doing great then. I am just starting this nose breathing while running thing. It's not easy when you raise the pace 😀

17.07.2019 17:21
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On easy runs I try to be able to breathe through the nose in order to keep the pace easy enough. However, it usually takes just a small hill to make it difficult.

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15.07.2019 11:58
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That's why the breathing exercises while resting are so important. Check out the Buteyko method.

15.07.2019 19:04
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I just try to keep my mouth shut at all times. Keeps me breathing well, and it keeps me from saying anything stupid.

15.07.2019 15:34
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That's a generally good idea 😀😂

15.07.2019 19:01
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Ahahhahhahh, very good!

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16.07.2019 10:28
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16.07.2019 10:28
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Most runs I breath through my nose. When I'm stressing my system, i.e. running up a hill or just after running up a hill, I'll resort to a technique called tactical breathing. Use it to control your breathing and reduce your heart rate. Probably a combination of breathing techniques. There is also something called Rhythmic Breathing that uses your cadence to coordinate your breathing.

15.07.2019 15:59
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Interesting.

Talking about the cadence. Today, while on an easy run, one inhale / exhale cycle lasted eight steps.

15.07.2019 19:05
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I may try this on my next run, but it can be hard to break habits

15.07.2019 21:33
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I may try this on
My next run, but it can be
Hard to break habits

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15.07.2019 21:33
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It takes time. I am just starting to break this habit too.

16.07.2019 07:33
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I'm trying breathing from the nose, and I do at least 95% of the time... it's my habit.

16.07.2019 10:29
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It's a proper way to breathe. Yet, we, the modern civilization people, have outhabited ourselves the wrong way.

I do breathe through nose all the time. Except while running or otherwise exercising.

Now it's time to fix that!

16.07.2019 11:58
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