Last week I gave a talk about better breathing at my friend’s chiropractic office. He runs a comprehensive wellness center along with his chiropractic practice and had asked me to share some of the things I had been telling him about how breathing can impact your health, performance and mindset.
And while I was excited to do it I was also a bit nervous because it had been a couple of months since I had stood in front of a bunch of people and talked about the impact of better breathing. I knew the material but I had to check my notes bunch and I didn’t feel like the material flowed.
So I decided to practice my presentation on FaceBook Live from the MTB Strength Training Systems page. I’ve always enjoyed the chance to share stuff with people who may tune in live and so it seemed like a good way to practice my presentation while also sharing some great info with my fellow riders.
In this webinar I explained how your breathing can impact you both positively and negatively. I also shared some ways you can assess your own breathing and things you can do on a daily basis to help improve it. At the end of it I wanted people to understand common breathing dysfunctions, why they are bad for you and how you can fix them if you have them.
I know that most of you didn’t catch the FaceBook Live event and so I’ve put the replay on YouTube and also converted the audio file from it into a podcast. You can find the links to each of them below.
I hope you get something from the video or podcast replay that you can use in your own training, riding and life. If you have any questions about something I share let me know, I’m always happy to help.
Until next time…
p.s. I strongly believe that your breathing should be the foundation of everything you do to help you improve your riding. Better breathing will help you move better, use less energy and be less prone to triggering the dreaded “I can’t catch my breath” feeling.
This is especially true if you are in the 40+ crowd. As we get older the advantages of youth start to wear off and so you have to take advantage of things that will help you sustain your performance. Better breathing is one of this things.
This is why I included a Breathing section in the new 40+ MTB Rider Training Program. It combines several unique training methods along with breathwork into a training program that isn’t like anything you’ll find anywhere else. If you’re looking for something different – something made for 40+ year riders by a 40+ year old rider – then click the link below to learn more and get your copy.