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Old 05-09-2005, 08:04 AM   #1
Kristi Lees
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Can any one enlighten me as to the breathing patterns of the lifts etc....

Or shoot a good link my way?

Also pull ups... inhale up exhale down?
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Old 05-09-2005, 09:31 AM   #2
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I do:

lifts: one big inhale before lift-one big exhale out while executing

pull-ups: (cranked out 4 just now)-i do both...my breathing pattern just settles into whatever's comfortable.

Cool image.How long did it take you to master this variation of the scorpion? Cheers.
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Old 05-09-2005, 09:49 AM   #3
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Thanks Sonia.... technically my feet should be on my head but the photographer missed the shot.

I have been doing Yoga for many years so its hard to say how long it really took. The secret is in being able to control the backbend more so then in the arm balance (but of course that is important too! :happy: )
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Old 05-09-2005, 10:00 AM   #4
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I'd love to have that type of body-control! Thanks for the hint(but I suppose....I have to work on a longer then 3-sec handstand first!) :>
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Old 05-09-2005, 10:13 AM   #5
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LOL ....

If you do a handstand a slight distance away from the wall you can begin to start walking your feet down the wall and towards your head....

You can also do this pose on your forearms:
http://www.sivananda.org/teachings/t...ages/sji46.jpg
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:37 AM   #6
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Just added it to my list of things to do.(seems to grow every day) Thanks for the link & tip.
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Old 05-10-2005, 08:57 AM   #7
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Kristi, I generally exhale on contraction and inhale on relaxation. So on the pullups, breath out on the way up and in on the way down. That's just what's most comfortable to me and from what I understand, it allows more power generation (but that could be a bodybuilding myth...someone else can set me straight if I'm wrong) and tightens up the torso for better stabilization.
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Old 05-10-2005, 09:26 AM   #8
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If you can get yourself to do that odd "pfffft" exhale...like you breath into your stomach and hold everything down and when you do release air it is just "pfffft," you can get rid of weight belts.

The best way to practice this is Front Squats. Before you go down, lock and load your body with the number of breaths you need (few on the first rep...I hope) and then take in a real tightening breath. Martial arts guys can explain it better than me, but you "hold it" until it comes out under pressure...pfffft on the way up.

If you do it one time it is really natural after that. Pavel explains this in Power to the People, I think. It is the 'anal lock' part...as I remember...
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Old 05-10-2005, 09:44 AM   #9
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My partner-in-crime and former National Masters Weightlifting Champion, Adrienne Harris, PhD, says,
"Grunt like Bulgarian pig".

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/10137.jpg

It's hard not to laugh when she says this but it works!


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Old 05-10-2005, 09:47 AM   #10
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I always knew making grunting noises helped you guys lift more.....! LOL

Thanks for the pointers so far guys.
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