BREATHE LIKE THIS TO TRAIN EASIER

Take breath­ing lessons

Runner's World (UK) - - FRONT PAGE -

WE HAVE SOME BREATHTAKING NEWS:

pranayama – yoga-based breath­con­trol ex­er­cises – could help you run longer and re­cover faster. In a study pub­lished in the Bri­tish Jour­nal of

Sports Medicine, run­ners per­formed a max­i­mal tread­mill test to ex­haus­tion be­fore learn­ing and prac­tis­ing pranayama for six weeks. When they were retested, they were able to run sig­nif­i­cantly fur­ther be­fore hit­ting the stop but­ton, and their heart rate re­turned to nor­mal more rapidly. The au­thors believe pranayama strength­ens the res­pi­ra­tory mus­cles, im­prov­ing run­ning econ­omy and, in turn, al­low­ing more oxy­genated blood to reach the work­ing mus­cles.

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