Book 288 pages
Today’s top athletes, as well as their coaches and trainers, know the benefits that breathing muscle training provides. From performance to conditioning, the results are clear. Now with Breathe Strong, Perform Better, you will learn how to use breathing training to excel.
In this comprehensive guide, the world’s leading authority on breathing muscle training, Alison McConnell, will show you how to apply the latest scientific research and case studies to maximize training, conditioning, and performance. With detailed instruction, practical advice, and easy-to-use sample programs in Breathe Strong, Perform Better, you will be able to achieve these goals:
Increase breathing strength, power, and endurance.
Improve breathing comfort.
Improve performance times.
Accelerate training and performance recovery.
Enhance breathing efficiency.
Reduce whole-body effort.
Minimize the risk of injury.In addition, you’ll find more than 30 sample workouts for specific sports and fitness activities, such as baseball, cycling, football, running, soccer, swimming, tennis, and weight training.
With professional insights, exercise tips, and advice for integrating breathing training into existing training programs, this guide has it all. If you are ready to improve fitness, increase performance, or simply maximize your enjoyment of exercise, Breathe Strong, Perform Betteris the guide you can’t be without.
Part I The Science of Breathing
Chapter 1. Breathing During Exercise
Chapter 2. Performance Limitations of Breathing Muscles
Chapter 3. Training Response of Breathing Muscles
Chapter 4. Performance Benefits of Breathing Muscle Training
Part II Breathing Muscle Training
Chapter 5. Training the Breathing Muscles
Chapter 6. Building Your Foundation
Chapter 7. Training for Exercise and Fitness
Chapter 8. Training for Endurance Sports
Chapter 9. Training for Team Sports
Chapter 10. Training for Racket, Striking, and Throwing Sports
Chapter 11. Exercises for Breathing Muscle Training