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Breathing in Competition
The slow Type 1 and fast Type 2a muscle fibers require oxygen to provide an on-going supply of energy when exercising. When the amount of oxygen provided by the lungs is insufficient:
Warming up and Cooling down for Breathing in Sports
Do a minimum of a 10 minute warm-up with walking and jogging prior to exercises. Do a 10 minute cool down after exercise. If you have a respiratory infection avoid exercise until your condition improves.
Breathing in through the Nose
Most individuals who start to play sports need to learn how to breathe in deeply through the nose to warm and filter the air. When the mucous membrane is irritated the airway narrows and the deep breathing required to provide oxygen to the muscles is impossible. When playing sports:
When Lung Capacity Is Limited
Deep breathing exercises dramatically improve a player's ability to improve their match play. When the amount of oxygen available to the muscles is limited players can not perform up to their potential or be as successful as when their muscles have a generous supply of oxygen.
Breathing for Soccer
Two types of breathing exercises are used to improve a players breathing ability in soccer.
The practice format is simple:
Watching the animation the individual should:
The deep breathing exercise can be done anywhere, at any time. If it takes you 12 seconds to slowly fill your lungs, hold your breath for 6 seconds and then breathe out for 6 seconds. If you don't have a watch or stopwatch a second is approximately how long it takes you to count 0ne thousand one.
Breathing in Games
Exercise-Induced Breathing Issues
Exercised-Induced Bronchospasm (aka EIB) and Exercise-Induced Asthma (aka EIA) are two common breathing issues that constrict the airway causing temporary shortness of breath during athletic activity.