Too often do people complain about not being able to breath. Was the workout hard? Probably. Was the athlete efficient in taking in air and utilizing it for energy? Probably not. With more-focused respiration practice see how you can improve your physical, mental, and emotional states by taking the same care in breathing as you would the setup and execution of a barbell lift.

I started the book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art last week and I’ve been using the STATE app for a couple of years now. I’m actually really surprised more people aren’t talking about it- it provides you four different breathing routines after you take some initial tests and adapts said routines to your current level. Check them out below!

IN-GYM WORKOUT for Tuesday 2/9/2021

a. Warmup

1:00 stations. Move consistently throughout.
– Burpee complex
– Slam ball
– Pogo hop
– Cossack squats
– Med ball clean
– Plank pull over

b. Strength

E2MOM x2 do 1-2-3-2-1 pullups as strict as possible then

Every 1:30 for 8 sets perform 3-5 snatch-grip push presses
* Scale down to proper push press
** Can add an overhead squat at the end of each set if you want a challenge

c. MetCon

AMRAP in 15:00
10-20-30-40-50-etc row calories
5-10-15-20-25-etc t2b

The goal here to pull strong and fast when on the rower, then manage your grip and reps for the t2b. You have to go hard and fast to see how far you can get. Post score to blog comments or your journal.

READ: Breath: the New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
WATCH:

** Download the STATE app which I use everyday (and have forced people to do with me during CompEx and Zoom sessions!)