Breathing

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    Jan 27, 2011 3:17 PM GMT
    I'd be interested to know who here breathes out of their nose and who breathes out of their mouth or both, doing freestyle?

    I feel like learning to breathe out the nose allows one to be more relaxed while , but I guess sometimes it's okay to breathe out the mouth as well? Or at least that is what I'm finding.
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    Feb 01, 2011 8:41 PM GMT
    Anyone? Or are you all too busy posting in the speedos-oriented threads? Ahaha icon_cry.gif
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    Feb 01, 2011 8:42 PM GMT
    i breath through my mouth when i run. nose when i eat. both when i sleep
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    Feb 01, 2011 10:02 PM GMT
    ...and swimming? Seeing as this topic is about swimming freestyle/front crawl. ;)
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    Feb 01, 2011 10:12 PM GMT
    I breathe through my mouth - I wouldn't be able exhale and inhale quickly enough otherwise. That said, 'mouth breathing' should otherwise be avoided - it is thought to be detrimental to oral hygiene (introducing additional bacteria into the mouth) and it bypasses the nose's function as a filter.
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    Feb 01, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    Mouth breathing is definitely the way to go... gotta maximize your intake and minimze time with your head not in streamline.

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    Feb 02, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
    Well what I've been told is best is to exhale from your nose, but of course to inhale through your mouth (or you'd never get enough air.)

    I do find it to be the most comfortable way for me, except when I start to over-exert or panic a bit and then I have to switch to blowing air out my mouth underwater. This somehow adds to the panic and that's where it falls apart, haha.
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    Feb 02, 2011 2:45 AM GMT
    When swimming, inhale through the mouth, exhale through the nose.
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    Feb 02, 2011 2:48 AM GMT
    I inhale through my mouth and exhale through my nose
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    Feb 15, 2011 4:54 AM GMT
    Exhale through mouth and nose.
    Inhale through mouth.

    Inhaling through the nose is too slow and it gets water up in there. Not comfortable at all...
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    Feb 15, 2011 4:56 AM GMT
    Depends. Is it allergy season?
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    Feb 15, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    The art of breathing...

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    Feb 15, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]t_h_r_i_v_e said[/cite]...and swimming? Seeing as this topic is about swimming freestyle/front crawl. ;)[/quote

    Seriously, how could anyone breathe through their nose while swimming? Can't move enough air, for one thing.
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    Feb 15, 2011 5:27 AM GMT
    Hi there,

    Yep as some previous posts say, it's better to breathe out using your nose. That way you can control how much air you release underwater. Generally, using your mouth you'll release most of the air and then gasp for air, probably getting some water in your mouth. You really don't want to do that.

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    You should breathe in with your mouth tough, if possible just turning your neck as close as 45 degrees (like you're nodding to the right or left) and take a quick breath.

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    The main reason to all of this is that you don't disrupt the rhytm of your stroke =).

    Breathing at controlled rates helps you with lung air capacity and builds resistance on your freestyle. A drill exercise I recommend a lot (but do it only every 3 weeks though) is start taking breaths every 2 , 3, 4, 5, 6, 7... strokes to try to control breathing. =)

    When you're doing regular freestyle though breathing every 3 to 4 strokes is ok. But try if possible every 3, because that way you can balance breathing on right and left sides. This will help you not deforming the freestyle. If you get tired, try breathing every 2. This will help you oxygenate your body faster =).

    Hope this helps!
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    Feb 15, 2011 4:05 PM GMT
    Thanks a lot! icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 29, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    I wear a nose clip always. Never heard of breathing through the nose. I breathe every stroke on the right. I take long strokes and swim distance.