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Old 05-14-2018
Tom Pamperin Tom Pamperin is offline
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I find the relaxation that comes with continuous exhaling is far more important than the buoyancy you might gain by retaining air. I exhale gently through the nose the entire time my face is in the water, with a last little burst of exhalation happening just as the head turns to breathe.

If you don't breathe out at all until you turn your head, you won't have time to get fresh oxygenated air into your lungs, and you'll soon feel breathless and start to tense up.
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