How to Stop Water From Getting Into Your Nose while Swimming

When you’re learning how to swim, one of the most frustrating things is getting water up your nose. You can’t breathe and it’s scary. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this from happening! Let me show you how: Tip 1: Take a Long Slow Breath in Through Your Nose, and Then Out Through Your Mouth Before You Tip Your Head Backward and Immerse It in the Water First and foremost, when you get into the pool or ocean, take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it in for as long as possible—at least 8 seconds. Once you’ve held that breath for an extended period of time, tilt your head back and put it under water. The longer you can hold your breath underwater without exhaling or inhaling (known as “holding” a breath), the better off you’ll be: the less time there is between breaths means less chance for water to enter your nose during inhalation. Next, breathe out slowly through your mouth while keeping most of the air inside of yourself. Afterward, simply repeat this process until all of the air has been expelled from within yourself—it’ll make sure that any excess moisture on either side of your […]

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Five Things that Are Slowing Your Workout Performance

things that are slowing down your workout

The fitness world is brimming with advice, opinions, and rules, some of which are even contradictory. There’s a lot of well-meaning but misguided information out there, but thankfully, many professional gym trainers today know which advice is outdated and what’s the best way to go about a workout. However, when you’re training at home, you’re on your own – you could very well be doing something wrong, or something could be adjusted so you’d perform better, but there’s no trainer or fitness-enthusiastic stranger to indicate potential mistakes to you. Being constantly updated and knowledge is key to meeting your fitness goals on your own. That’s why we’re going to cover some common “performance-busters” that could be keeping you away from getting the best out of your workout. Using your energy inefficiently Obviously, there’s no universal approach to fitness regimes – it largely depends on your goals, and your goals will determine the order that you stick to during your workout. That said, the old “start your workout with cardio” rule doesn’t apply to all. Actually, it applies in the sense that everyone can do 5-10 minutes of cardio as a way to warm up your muscles, but you could be […]

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