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Are You Breathing?
by Dr. David Williams

When you are lifting weights, make sure you are not holding your breath. When you hold your breath, you can increase your intra-abdominal pressure to the point that you can compromise blood flow to the brain.

This is called Valsalva and can result in fainting or even death (Elvis died from this while on the potty).

Try to inhale during the eccentric phase (lowering of the weight) and exhale during the concentric phase (raising of the weight).

If you get confused, just make sure you are breathing and your body will do it correctly.

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