Breathing Exercises Can Improve Your Swimming
Researchers at the University of Buffalo have found that "targeted respiratory muscle training" can help a person swim longer and fend off fatigue for a longer period of time. The study was published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.
NetSweat.com Comments: Eastern fitness activities such as Tai Chi and yoga have long had a focus on training the way one breathes. Meditation practice also relies on controlled breathing. Now it appears that the benefits of breathing exercises extend beyond just relaxation and control. Endurance athletes, including swimmers, runners and cyclists, should take note of this study.