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Old 10-29-2009
indysjl indysjl is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Minneapolis
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A technique I have used to make my breathing pattern (in through mouth, out through both nose and mouth, but mostly nose) consistent is to practice it while resting between laps or drills. I will take a breath above water, then dip under up to my goggles and exhale through my nose and mouth. After a while doing this, it had become second nature. Muscle memory if you will. I basically modified the yoga breath rest concept to help with my breath mechanics. I feel it is a good way to take advantage of the time spent between drills/laps.

Obviously this doesn't do much for integrating the breathing in whole stroke, but does help for the mechanics of the breathing by itself.

Hope this helps,

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