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Old 03-20-2016
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Default Exhaling

Hi Again,

I need another clarification please?

After catching the breath during recovery / insweep and then putting my head back down into the water (while looking down all the time), in order for the buoyancy effect to work most effectively does one hold the breath or let air out slowly (while arms are in the air until water entry again) and exhale "more rapidly" while arms go back into recovery and shoulders / head lift?

Or, is it just a continuously constant exhaling of air during the stroke cycles?

Thank you,

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Old 03-20-2016
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I continuously exhale through my nose while it is below the water line, and quickly inhale through my mouth during the brief time it is above the water line. My goal is to see how little I can come up above the water while still taking in a breath, since the higher I go, the less streamlined my body is, and the more drag is created.

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Old 04-10-2017
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Exhalation (or expiration) is the flow of the respiratory current out of the organism. In humans it is the movement of air out of the bronchial tubes, through the airways, to the external environment during breathing.This happens due to elastic properties of the lungs, as well as the internal intercostal muscles which lower the rib cage and decrease thoracic volume. As the thoracic diaphragm relaxes during exhalation it causes the tissue it has depressed to rise superiorly and put pressure on the lungs to expel the air. During forced exhalation, as when blowing out a candle, expiratory muscles including the abdominal muscles and internal intercostal muscles generate abdominal and thoracic pressure, which forces air out of the lungs.Exhaled air is rich in carbon dioxide, a waste product of cellular respiration during the production of energy, which is stored as ATP. Exhalation has a complementary relationship to inhalation; the cycling between these two efforts define respiration.
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Old 10-11-2017
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Oh thanks, that really wat I need till now.
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