This is a weekly series on exercise that will give you the biggest bang for your exercise buck in and out of the gym. Today’s exercise is deep squat belling breathing. Thanks to Tony Gentilcore for the video.

You should do this because–  Breathing correctly ( belly breathing, not chest) can mean less pain and less stress on the muscles that usually pick up the slack if  (or when) you’re a chest breather.

Less stress is always a good thing.

Makes your everyday life easier because–  spending time in this position can help with your hip and shoulder mobility which can mean better movement  in and out of the gym.

Form tips –  Watch the video below. Hold on to something sturdy at around hip height and sink into your squat and get your head in between your arms and your belly against your thighs.

Breath in through the nose and breath out through the mouth for 5 deep breathing reps.

 

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