Belly Breathing, Cramping, and Exhales – Movement Debrief Episode 77

Movement Debrief Episode 77 is in the books. Below is a copy of the video for your viewing pleasure, and audio if you can’t stand looking at me.

Here is the set list:

  • Why is belly breathing not beneficial?
  • What should happen during “normal” respiratory mechanics?
  • What happens when you belly breathe?
  • Why would certain muscles (e.g. back, hamstrings, etc) cramp during breathing activities?
  • What are the two ways I coach exhales?
  • When indications would lead you to choosing a specific exhalation strategy?

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Mechanics of the Respiratory Muscles

Here is the zone of apposition debrief


Here is an example of a move in 90/90 (or if you want to learn more in-depth about it, go here)

and a move in hooklying

Effects of posture on chest-wall configuration and motion during tidal breathing in normal men

Here is a debrief on the infrapubic angle

Here is a debrief on the infrasternal angle

Here is a debrief on the pump handle

Belly Breathing