Thread: Breathing tips
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Old 08-11-2011
RobM77 RobM77 is offline
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It sounds like you need to integrate your breathing into the stroke, rather than seeing it as something that happens every so often. Breathing every stroke cycle is probably a good way of doing this. I've been taught by my TI coach that the advantages of breathing every stroke cycle outweigh the streamlining disadvantages, so I would recommend this. The thing with breathing, in running, cycling and swimming is that, for me at least, it needs to be rhythmic and consistent to complete anything more than a sprint. Try one length only to the right, and then one length only to the left (think of it that you're always looking at the same side of the pool when you breath). Breathing to one side helps you get the technique right as well - with bilateral you're effectively completing a new skill every breath because it's a new side you're breathing to.
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