Posts Tagged ‘breathing patterns’
Filed under: corrective exercise, Running, strength training
by Carson Boddicker on Sep 8th, 2010
Breathing patterns, a common topic on this blog, are of critical importance to the health and function of the human body as they address the mechanistic model and also several other aspects within the bio-psycho-social model of dysfunction. Despite having heard many arguments in the past to the contrary, none have been well supported enough to change my mind on the value of such an approach. That said, as the BP methodology is constantly evol...
Filed under: corrective exercise
Diaphragmatic Breathing Questions
by Carson Boddicker on Aug 4th, 2010
A few weeks back my friend and colleague Aaron Schwenzfeier posted a blog seeking answers to a number of questions concerning diaphragmatic breathing, many of which call into question how do we actually "fix" breathing patterns. Aaron is a really smart guy, who, in his Socratic questioning, makes several excellent points. Below are his questions concerning diaphragmatic breathing and my current thought processes. How does a good warm-up chan...
Filed under: Running, strength training
High Intensity Breathing
by Carson Boddicker on Jun 30th, 2010
With all the talk about breathing recently, it seems that the industry is polarized, and I think it may be out of an error in communication. For some reason, people read that training breathing is important and that we all should be having our athletes demonstrate "ownership" of good breathing mechanics, and people immediately assume that the other, higher intensity, training modalities like heavy lifting, jumping, and sprinting are replaced wit...
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, corrective exercise, Featured
Breathing Pattern Development
by Carson Boddicker on Apr 12th, 2010
Here is a little piece that I recent wrote for my friend Kevin Neeld and his blog. Enjoy! Breathing is a critical piece of the movement equation and is one that has been almost ignored until recently. Many people simply breathe, and call it “good” if they do not suffocate, unfortunately this is far too simplistic as there is a “right” and a “wrong” way to breathe. Unfortunately, we know that the majority of people fall toward t...
Filed under: corrective exercise, Exercise of the Week
Exercise of the Week: Crocodile Breathing
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 18th, 2010
Proper breathing is the root of all healthy and functional movement. Crocodile breathing is a very simple way to retrain abdominal breathing that leads to better mechanics and control over joints from the TMJ and as low as the foot and ankle. I typically program this as "homework" exercise or include a few during our rolling portion of the session. Best regards, Carson Boddicker...
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, corrective exercise
Breathing Pattern Assessment
by Carson Boddicker on Nov 26th, 2009
Here is the video I referenced yesterday. I made this with good friend, Patrick Ward of Optimum Sports Performance. Best, Carson Boddicker...
Filed under: corrective exercise
Improve Pec Minor, Improve Breathing Patterns
by Carson Boddicker on Nov 25th, 2009
As I noted in Retraining the Ribcage, people often go to secondary respiratory muscles when the diaphragm is dysfunctional. Often you'll see the scalenes kick into overdrive to elevate the ribs (middle and anterior scalenes attach the the first rib, and posterior to second or third rib) and aid in respiration. Another common compensation is pec minor lighting up to elevate the ribs (due to it's attachment to the thrid to fifth ribs). While ...