Posts Tagged ‘Breathing’

There was a time not too long ago when strength and conditioning coaches were taught that the proper breathing pattern when exercising consisted of two steps; inhale on the way down (eccentric contractions) and exhale on the way up (concentric contractions). Today, however, we know that it’s not as simple as that....

There are a number of things that you can do during practice and competition to help ensure effective performance in game situations. The following information will describe how using proper breathing techniques can help enhance performance and improve your chances of successful performance in stressful...

“Take a deep breath” is a common saying in sports whenever someone is facing a pressure moment.  Whether it’s before a 3-2 pitch in game 7 of the World Series, a game-winning field goal, a critical free throw, or a par-saving putt, we’ve all seen great athletes inhaling and exhaling deliberately before they...