Improve Your Breathing, Try a Neti Pot, My How To Video

Unless you have a known medical condition, your breathing hurts or always seems to be labored when exercising, (this is when you need to consult a doctor) let’s use the KISS principle when it comes to breathing, don’t think about it too much, remember to exhale fully and breathe. It takes time to build up an aerobic base and your lactate threshold when breathing during exercise. Eventually it becomes easier.

If you are working on improving your breathing start by keeping your runs at a lower intensity so you don’t have to breathe as hard and give your self time to build up your ventilation threshold.

This video shows me using one of my neti pots for nasal rinsing, which cleans and keeps my sinuses clear for deeper breaths. Something you may want to try. It takes a while to learn how to do it and can even sting in the beginning, yet it has been worth it for me.

Train Focused, Steve Mackel MarathonTraining.TV Head Coach


2 Responses to “Improve Your Breathing, Try a Neti Pot, My How To Video”

  1. lil 1/2 pint on October 26th, 2008

    I just wanted to add that this really helps with sinus infections. I get sinus infections fairly frequently but I’m allergic to antibiotics so I use this method instead to fight them off.

    After a lot of trial and error, I discovered Golden Seal and Echinacea combined with the saline rinses is the best way for me to fight off infections without drugs.

  2. blah on November 5th, 2008

    I prefer a …. hit as opposed to a neti pot. Really clears my sinuses. It also gives me that uplift I need to go out and run to vote.