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What’s the difference and how can one know they are doing it correctly
elliselectric - 3/25/2015 7:06 AM
Category: General
Replies: 9

Breathing with the chest wall, and not with diaphragm, is an intensive energy action, because we use the wrong muscles.
LatitudeAdjustment - 3/25/2015 8:13 AM
I think a lot has to do with the situation, slowly swimming along a reef or going up would be very relaxed breathing. Fighting a current would require deep breathing and in bicycling I was taught to use the diaphragm and force the air out.
Greg - 3/25/2015 10:54 AM
So all this time I’ve been breathing wrong :) I’m not sure how to breath any differently. What does it mean to breath with the chest wall vs. diaphragm?
elliselectric - 3/25/2015 2:07 PM
Greg that’s exactly my question, I read this in an article and couldn’t figure out the difference.
Eric_R - 3/25/2015 2:54 PM
Your diaphragm does the most for your breathing. It has to contract and expand for breathing to take place. Your abdominal muscles can contribute to breathing force but your chest muscles are going to have to break some ribs to have any affect.
Btrax - 3/27/2015 4:07 PM
in martial arts its also known as belly breathing. If your stomach moves in and out you are using your diaphragm