Courtesy of Gerry Rodrigues, Tower 26, Santa Monica.

Be Race Ready podcast episode #10 is posted online.

Coach Gerry Rodrigues discusses breathing and answers questions from ‘How often should you breathe?’ and ‘Should you hold your breath?’ to ‘How does less or more breathing effect performance?’

Tower 26’s Rodrigues describes the mechanics, recommended frequency, and specifics of breathing in 30 compact minutes of education.

We need to breathe frequently [when we swim],” explains Rodrigues.

He later explains why big breaths cause stuff to occur. “Over-rotation and a leg spread or scissors kick are symptoms of problems of these big breaths.” He offers many other observations from how to avoid shortness of breath to the importance of properly preparing one’s wetsuit that only comes from coaching thousands of triathletes in the pool and open water and on race day.

The Tower 26 Be Race Ready episodes are available free on iTunes and at TOWER26.com together with host Jim Lubinski.

Listen to the latest Tower 26 podcast here.

Additional Tower 26 articles here:

* TOWER 26 Be Race Ready Podcast Goes Live
* Be Race Ready – Framing Cycles And Swim Workout Design
* Be Race Ready Podcast On Tautness, Alignment, Propulsion
* Guardians Of The Sea, From Tower 26 And Beyond
* Tower 26 website
* The Open Water Grave By Gerry Rodrigues
* Alignment And Structural Presence In The Open Water
* Tri To Improve In The Pool And Open Water
* Tower 26’s Gerry Rodrigues On Gripping And Ripping
* DPS And EVF In OWS
* Kicking In The Open Water For Triathletes
* Breathing For Triathletes In The Open Water
* Fear Can Be Overcome With Frequency To Build Familiarity
* Sultan Of Swim Discusses Open Water Essentials
* What Can We Learn From Olympic Swimmers?
* Triathlete Airplanes, Gliders, Helicopters In The Open Water
* Art Of Tapering, The Final Frontier Before The Big Race
* Gerry Rodrigues Towers Over Open Water Coaching
* Fill 3 Buckets for Better Swimming By Gerry Rodrigues
* 3F: Move From Fear To Familiarity Through Frequency
* What Can We Learn From Olympic Swimmers?
* Be Race Ready – Open Water Essentials By Gerry Rodrigues


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