Another benefit of green tea and the hidden power of breathing

March 11, 2009 at 1:54 pm 2 comments

ONE HEALTH BENEFIT FROM GREEN TEA

Yet another benefit to green tea has been researched in Japan. Read this article on how green tea can help fight periodontal disease.      >>Green tea<< yoga1

If you get your teeth cleaned by the dentist annually you will know by now how uncomfortable it is when they start digging around your gum line.

THE POWER OF BREATHING

One of the fastest ways to burn fat while doing workouts is with intense training. I haven’t covered this in depth before but controlled breathing is paramount to your strength and technique while doing difficult and intense routines

The first protocol to take notice of is watching a martial artist perform their kicks and punches. You will notice a sharp escape of air like a “hyah”. This technique is using the power of the core and intra abdominal pressure. The breath is released at the moment of force not before. So in order to achieve a great pullup for example, You would lay under the bar and as you are pulling up force a sharp exhalation as if you are blowing out a candle. While lowering you would breath in sharply trough your nose as if you were just surprised or frightened. Just imagine with me for a second and try that. Breathe in sharply.

Having trained literally hundreds of people over the past 7 years I have noticed that many people forget to breath while exercising and then wonder why they get a headache or feel dizzy.

My challenge for you today, (if you don’t already have the advantage of practising Yoga) is to practice controlled breathing next time you do a pushup or squat. Breathe in on the easier part and breathe out at the end of the hard part. I hope that makes sense to you. I would love to hear any comments or feed back

Till then

Tim

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Fred  |  March 14, 2009 at 3:32 am

    Good points about using your breath to help increase your physical strength and performance, Tim. I totally agree.

    Another example: when hitting or kickinig in my Thai boxing class, we breathe out in short puffs at each strike to increase the power behind the strike. Sounds a bit odd, but it’s effective. Beginners do tend to hold their breath…not a good habit to develop.

    Thanks for the post!

  • 2. Tim James  |  March 19, 2009 at 10:29 am

    You are right mate,

    Yes beginners focus on technique when exercises are new but forget the most important thing- to breathe.

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