Quick Tip: How Breathing Affects Your Heart

If you’re going to do something 22,000 times a day, you might want to be in on the joke. Yes, the numbers show that you’ll likely take more than 20,000 breaths today. Crazy, right?

It doesn’t pay to be ignorant about your breath. 

The rabbit hole of breathwork goes as deep as you’d like to chase it, so let’s start with the basics. The inhale and exhale are a beautifully balanced cycle (like most things in nature). Here’s how the cycle work:

Your inhale generally increases heart rate. Your exhale generally decreases your hear rate. 

Think about a stereotypical high heart rate moment like running a sprint. You’ll find the runner is taking in big breaths often, whereas the exhales are typically short. Now, think about a low heart rate activity like sleeping. What does snoring sound like? Long pronounced exhales compared to shorted inhales. 

These examples occur naturally. The cool part about breath is you can also breathe a certain way on purpose in order to change your state (including your heart rate). Need to calm down? Exaggerate and extend your exhales. Need to wake up? Do the opposite.

4/18/24 WOD

DEUCE Athletics GPP

Complete 4 rounds of the following:
10 Reverse Lunges

Complete 3 rounds for quality of:
15 DB Toe Elevated RDLs
8 Landmine Lateral Lunge (ea)
50yd KB Suitcase Carry

Minute 1:12 Supinated Inverted Rows
Minute 2: 8 Depth Push Ups
Minute 3 :40 Max Double Unders



Complete 4 attempts at the following complex for load:
2 Push Press, 3 Push Jerk

Then, complete 3 rounds for quality of:
Max Strict Pullups
Max Banded Pushups

Then, complete 5 Rounds for reps of:
in :45…
Alt. DB Hang Clean and Jerk (60/40)
-Rest 2:15-