One of the biggest lessons I took away from my RKC weekend was how powerful your breathing can be. By learning how to connect your breathing to your movements you increase your power, efficiency and endurance. Everything starts with your breathing so learning how to use it properly during exercise is very important.
There are two basic types of breathing – 1) Rhythmic/ Ballistic that you would use for swings and snatches and 2) High Tension/ Grinding that you would use for squatting and presses. Here is video showing you the difference in these types of breathing and how to connect them to your movements.
Please note that this advice is only for those of you who have a clean bill of health. If you have any cardiac problems please talk to your doctor before trying to apply this advice.