- Do you inhale when the weight is on the way down and exhale when the weight is on the way up?
- Did someone tell you not to hold your breath when lifting?
- Do you currently hold your breath when lifting?
Today I want to talk about the how to breathe when lifting. When I was younger I had a coach tell me that I should inhale when lowering the weight and that I should exhale when lifting the weight up. However, I always struggled with this and I frequently found myself not following my old coach’s advice. So who was right?