Mark Rippetoe breathing?

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  1. Rojo Johnson

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    Anybody hold your breath throughout the whole movement like he recommends? Seems like I'd get a headache :dunno:
     
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    I never get them the way I breath now. He's talking about protecting your spine by holding a big breath in.
     
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    for most compound lifts yeah. for isolation movements no.
     
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    Yeah... fill your belly and press out. Hold it for 2/3 of the movement.

    On the squat I usually start letting air out once I get a few inches out of the hole. You don't need to hold it the whole time.
     
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    Thanks, this is what I was looking for.
     
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    silly question - what's the purpose of holding your breath in for the compound movments?
     
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    Keep your core tight and protect your spine I guess?
     
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    It's called "blocking" and does what Mr. Smith says. You fill your belly and press out (as Mainesucks said), keeping the core tight which helps support the spine.
     
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