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Coach Robb: How to Properly Diaphragmatically Breathe (Handle Stress | Better Performance)

Coach Robb

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In this Concept Video, Coach Robb talks (and illustrates) about the importance of breathing deep through your diaphragm, a powerful muscle underneath your rib cage, and how using this muscle correctly will optimize your oxygen uptake.  

When you encounter stress (of any type), humans have a tendency to breathe shallow and only through the top of our lungs which minimizes the oxygen being delivered to our brain and working muscles.  Learning how to implement this breathing pattern will yield huge dividends both from an overall wellness and performance stand point.   

During this video, Coach Robb will show you how to "teach yourself" to breathe deeper through this muscle. 

** Note: please practice this at home while laying down as illustrated - you don't want to pass out (seriously) **  

 

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Great tips....These techniques are part of most yoga practices.

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Great tip and technique.  The hardest part is remembering to do it when it's really needed.:banghead:

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Coach Robb,

So wearing a kidney belt would inhibit this type of breathing? No one wears them anymore, I like them for the lower back support on long rides. 

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46 minutes ago, BigDaddy22 said:

Coach Robb,

So wearing a kidney belt would inhibit this type of breathing? No one wears them anymore, I like them for the lower back support on long rides. 

I wear this off road. It has a built in kidney belt. 

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BigDaddy22 - thanks for reading and dropping a comment!  The kidney belt is so important and I am glad you are wearing it.  Regarding the belt limiting your breathing, it will create some restriction; however, the kidney belt should sit low on your belly and higher on your back.  If logistically possible, practice the breathing drills with the kidney belt on while lying down on the floor.  

Please keep me posted on your progress!

-Coach Robb 

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If your going balls to the wall for an hour and 45 mins.. it really does restrict your breathing. If your just cruising for a couple hours or more use it. Almost had a heart attack at the end of my race because it slid up a little and my breathing was restricted. Pulled out with a 5th place. Will be doing more lower back excersises and ditching the belt during races. But keeping for long trail rides 

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Stress reliever, hmmm, Turn off all news, its crap! Put down the cell phone, it ain't really that important. Breathing problems? Stop smoking, and vaping. Cut down on caffeine the list goes on....

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I don’t smoke and I’m pretty sure I can breath, ride dirtbikes and race better than you. A lot of you trainers are just fat, slow slobs with a big mouth..

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Thanks for dropping a message!  Not sure the catalyst behind the visceral comment, but hope you have a great day!

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12 hours ago, cr-dude3 said:

Stress reliever, hmmm, Turn off all news, its crap! Put down the cell phone, it ain't really that important. Breathing problems? Stop smoking, and vaping. Cut down on caffeine the list goes on....

Completely agree...I guess it is too simple.  I am convinced that some humans insist on sabotaging their own progress and then live a "I am a victim" environment with other irresponsible people.  See it in every aspect of human performance.  Keep up the good work...

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13 hours ago, Coach Robb said:

Completely agree...I guess it is too simple.  I am convinced that some humans insist on sabotaging their own progress and then live a "I am a victim" environment with other irresponsible people.  See it in every aspect of human performance.  Keep up the good work...

Yes, indeed, I have quite a few I am the victim types at my work, and when they spout off, I just roll my eyes and smile and walk the other way.

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