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Old 12-17-2011, 11:51 AM   #9
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I've recently really been focusing on my breathing technique, for bench and squats at least. At the top of the lift I take a massive breath of air into my belly, pusing out against my belt (for squats) and start the descent. I used to breathe out as soon as the press or ascent began, but that takes away a certain amount of pressure so I keep my breath help until I'm approximately two thirds of the way up, usually at the point of the bench where the triceps are engaged and failing can occur, and then use the breathing out to drive the weight up.
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