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Quick Tip: How to Breathe Better on Your Ride

 | Published on 1/4/2020
If you’re like most cyclists, hills are a real limiter. You do fine on the flats but on steep stuff your lungs scream. You gasp for breath and soon slow to a crawl.

Get help from the technique known as belly breathing.

If you look at profiles of pro riders on their bikes, they often seem to have big stomachs. What you’re seeing is their diaphragms expanded like bullfrogs in full voice. It looks odd but it’s the efficient way to breathe when you’re going hard.
Quick Tip: Breathe Better on Your Ride

If you’re like most cyclists, hills are a real limiter. You do fine on the flats but on steep stuff your lungs scream. You gasp for breath and soon slow to a crawl.

Get help from the technique known as belly breathing.

If you look at profiles of pro riders on their bikes, they often seem to have big stomachs. What you’re seeing is their diaphragms expanded like bullfrogs in full voice. It looks odd but it’s the efficient way to breat