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Ripp on Breathing

Whoa!

I just stumbled across this link:

Basically, he states that inhaling on the negative, and exhaling on the exertion stage is WRONG!

This is the first time I have ever heard this.

I know there is merit in anything Mark Rippetoes says, but, is this one of those grey area ideas, or is there scientific merit to his proposed breathing strategy?

Probably.

My experience has been that the ‘inhale on negative, exhale on concentric’ is absolutely on point when dealing with sets higher than eight reps.

Less than that, and you’re dealing with so much weight you need a big breath of air in your belly to stabalize your spine (and all the other goodies in your torso), so you end up holding your breath during the rep, and breathing in and out after.

Just my experience.

I understand the “kiup” part.in martial arts it is more than just a low grunt,it is used like an airbag in a car.
just like he said.

also have you noticed that this is actually the natural way to lift.
and coaches and PTs remind you to breath?

[quote]Nich wrote:
I understand the “kiup” part.in martial arts it is more than just a low grunt,it is used like an airbag in a car.
just like he said.

also have you noticed that this is actually the natural way to lift.
and coaches and PTs remind you to breath?

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Yeah, I definately wanted to breath like this naturally, but I’ve been ‘scolded’ by PT’s and training partners alike.

Interesting stuff.

that’s what i try to do, exhale as late as i can on the concentric