Breath is a key factor for sports and athletic performers as it controls and affects health and performance. Proper breathing gives them more muscular endurance and strength control. Studies and research indicate incorporating breathwork in the health routine of sports practitioners and athletes can better their ability to control heart rate, injury, and muscle recovery time.
Breathing properly decreases stress, and muscle tension, calms nerves, sharpens attention and focus, reduces anxiety, and negative thoughts, increases energy and stamina, fatigue reduction, and enhances the performance of the central nervous system.
In this podcast video, Eric Cressey teaches you various breathing techniques and exercises to improve sports performance.