Breathing to Accelerate Recovery & Improve Performance

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If you're struggling to recover from intense training, consider abdominal breathing post-workout. It could be the simple fix you need to speed up recovery time, allowing you to train harder, longer, and more often. Abdominal breathing reduces the production of cortisol (an inhibitor of antioxidant activity), increases melatonin levels (a strong antioxidant), increases antioxidant defence status, and reduces oxidative stress.

What You'll Need

  • lungs
  • quiet space

What You'll Do

  • Post workout or training session find a quiet place where you can lay down on your back, knees up, with feet planted on the floor
  • Put your hand on your belly
  • 3. Inhale through the nose, breathing into the hands on the belly, opening and expanding until you have completely filled the lungs
  • 4. exhale through the mouth, relaxing the body fully, completely release the exhale
  • 5. Continue for 15mins
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