Originally Posted by Jesda
Does it matter how you breath when you work out? Like exhaling and inhaling? I have seen workout videos before where they tell you when to breath. Do I need to follow a rule of thumb?
You will actually notice, if you don't give it much thought, that the body will automatically breath and brace itself correctly in readiness of heavy loads.
All of us have picked up heavy boxes, prior to weightlifting, and we hold our breath and brace our abs/core thereby increasing the intra-abdominal pressure which helps to protect the lower back; the body makes us do this, automatically, it's a natural thing...BUT, start overthinking and outthinking the body and you'll just end up with problems.
The body knows how to protect itself, let it do its job!