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Old 06-26-2009
rwilkes rwilkes is offline
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Hi,

Not sure if i am on the right track, but you guys will know !

During the exhale do I forcefully use my stomach muscles to "force" the exhale out ??? If this is the case, not sure how one can be relaxed during the cycle ??

What is happening to me is that on the inhale i am taking in far too much air and not exhaling enough. From this i can be out of breath after on a few stokes on a drill.

If i practice the force out on dry land using my stomach musles, air seems to just "come in" on the inhale, which seems to be a common fact on this forum.

But if i do this, i dont seem to be relaxed - again a common fact on here !
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Old 06-26-2009
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There's no need to really 'force' out the air unless maybe you are sprinting . Just make sure you exhale steadily and blow out the last bit as you come to the air and just let the inhale happen.

Dave
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Old 07-01-2009
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There's no need to really 'force' out the air unless maybe you are sprinting . Just make sure you exhale steadily and blow out the last bit as you come to the air and just let the inhale happen.

Dave
Thanks Dave for your advice - although i still seem to be inhaling quiet a bit - more like a gasp for air. Must try and regulate my breathing and relax as you suggest !

Thanks again.
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