When we exercise, breathing heavier is a natural response. The higher the intensity, the harder we breathe, right? Well, what if I were to ask you WHY – why do we hyperventilate under strenuous physical activity. Is it to get more oxygen into our bodies? Or, is it to actually rid your body of something…
Believe it or not, our body’s need to expel excess carbon dioxide during strenuous exercise is what initiates the increased respiratory response – NOT a lack of oxygen! This is VERY important because it allows us to look at breathing from a very different perspective; one that does not emphasize oxygen consumption but rather, the efficient expulsion of unwanted waste!
How can one achieve this? Just look at your belly . Your abdominal muscles are key in an efficient exhale! Powerful contractions of your abdominal muscles can not only quickly expel the air within your lungs but these manual contractions also expel an INCREASED volume of air. How does this help you?
Imagine a plastic zip-lock bag as model for your lungs. Now usually before you seal the bag for storage you try to remove the excess air, either by folding it over or squeezing it out – something of that nature. Well, imagine if you had yourself a vacuum bag sealer where you can siphon out the excess air just like that! This same concept can be applied here. Powerful contractions of your abdominal muscles allows you to “squeeze” out that excess air within your lungs upon exhalation! Thus, ridding your body of even more unwanted carbon dioxide; the quicker and more efficiently carbon dioxide is removed from the body, the less the urge to catch your breath and the better the performance of your working muscles!
Breathing in Sport
- Breath in normally through your nose.
- Then let yourself exhale as you naturally would through your nose.
- At the END of your exhale, IMMEDIATELY and forcefully contract your abs. Pay VERY close attention to just how much ADDITIONAL air is being released. Its nuts! This step is key though, as it is the “emptying” of your lungs!
- Repeat (only a few times though because if done too much too fast, you can become light headed)!
When to apply:
- During that point in training or any physical activity when breathing begins to get difficult.
- In a training session, strategically mix this technique in at different points to help quickly eliminate the air in your lungs.
- With practice, you’ll find your own balance between inhalation and exhalation – whether it be a deep breath and a relaxed exhale, or a series of quick inhales and exhales.
Breathing in the Bedroom
As with performance in sport, performance in the bedroom is equally improved by controlling our breathing – ESPECIALLY for us guys; the key to controlling our state of arousal is through breath! When we think of the sexual interaction between a couple, we can imagine the different states of arousal during foreplay or in the anticipation of an intimate act. We also know how intense the physical tension can be in our special parts! The point is, if we can control and dissipate that tension…ALL that build up in our no no place…we’ll have some serious ejaculatory control! Oh yes, my friends!
Before you try anything, try this first:
- Inhale and hold your breath, DO NOT exhale.
- Then, hold your breath on the EXHALE.
- Now, compare both. See how difficult it is to hold your breath on the INHALE…all that tension and internal pressure? While on the other hand, its MUCH easier to hold your breath after you EXHALE! Crazy shizzies, right? As i said above, our body’s desire to rid itself of carbon dioxide is VERY strong and impulsive!
Now check this out…
- Solo or with a partner, stimulate or have yourself stimulated up to a level 5 at least (0 being flaccid, 10 being Mr. Gooboy).
- Take a deep breath in through your nose and let yourself naturally exhale out through your nose.
- At this point, DO NOT inhale. I want you to hold your breath for AT LEAST FIVE SECONDS, no less.
- You hold your breath on the EXHALE!!!!
- Pay attention to how the urge to ejaculate begins to dissipate with each passing second!!!
When to apply:
- ALWAYS practice, either solo or when you’re with your partner.
- If you feel you’re getting too close to the edge, slow down and perform this technique.
- In time, you’ll gain more control over your arousal!
How I do know this all works? Honestly, from personal experience. I would not share this with you if I didn’t believe in it – that is one thing I can promise you.
Well all, I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it!