How To Breathe During A Pressup – Periscope Replay

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Correct Synchronizing of breathing with an exercise is essential. Because you avoid creating pressure in your chest, you tense all necessary muscles at the same time, your body works in harmony.

When you exercise breathe out on the effort. Some form of exercises require a natural breathing. But for many of them breathe out on the effort.

Press-ups or pushups. Breathe in when you go down and breathe out when you push or press up. Make sure when you breathe in you inflate your stomach and when you breathe out you deflate your stomach.

When you press up your muscles tense and pull in. When you breathe out your muscles tense and pull in. If you inflate your stomach instead of deflating you are trying to inflate something that deflates.

Thus breathe in inflating on the way down and breathe out deflating on the way up.

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Alexandra Merisoiu
Known as The Body Engineer, Alexandra is the Founder and Coach at URBAN WOMEN FITNESS, creator of THE MERISOIU TECHNIQUE and Outdoors Transformational Health & Wellness Coach.

She works with entrepreneurial and corporate women in their 30's & 40's to take their bodies and their minds from shut down to fully functional using lasting foundations and transformational oaching.

Since 1995 Alexandra has explored how the body and mind works through using many different sporting techniques and through a wide variety of highly respected coaches. At 14 years old she was ranked 2nd in the KARATE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, 2 times KARATE NATIONAL CHAMPION, WORLD CUP CHAMPION and now she is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate Shotokan, and she still competes at an international level.

It is through these learnings that she has created THE MERISOIU TECHNIQUE and has established her own unique transformational programs that incorporate thousands of years of knowledge with modern coaching methods.


Alexandra's mission is to share her gift and educate the world, passing on to the next generations why they need to get out of the gym and back to nature. Going back to nature takes them on a journey of discovery, experience and creativity, and installs lasting foundations and transformational results.

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