We have learned about various breathing exercises for performance enhancement in varied sports and athletic activities. Similarly, there are several exercises for correct and proper breathing when cycling. But most cyclists are unaware of it. Taking profound, quality breaths can change how you ride. Taking shallow breaths limits air intake resulting in less oxygen supply to your muscles, which raises the heart rate, and blood pressure, putting your body under stress and in fight mode, also misbalancing your emotional and mental state.
Studies show with a little bit of daily practice, one can improve their breathing efficiency by 10%, which results in performance enhancement of 5%. From this video, learn how to maximize your cycling potential and capacity through these proper breathing exercises, which will help improve oxygen delivery in the muscles required for cycling.