A pushup is just a pushup – but some pushups are better than others. Far, far better.
A deep breath is nothing but a deep breath – but some deep breathing techniques are way, way better than others.
When it comes to pushups, one of the most neglected elements is the breathing method. With your typical up-down chest-pumping pushups, no one really pays too much attention. Inhale down, exhale up is about all you need to hear to get the idea.
With Hindu pushups, however, breathing becomes a major part of the exercise. And because you’re moving your body in a wavelike manner, the breath work can be puzzling. Do I exhale on the way down or up? Do I inhale and exhale through my nose or do I use a combination of nose and mouth?
Initially, I was taught to exhale on the upward part of the movement. If you have a first edition of Combat Conditioning, you’ll see my instructions reflecting this. In subsequent editions, however, I changed the breathing. The truth is that either way is acceptable and good for you.
But… the way I teach the breathing now, which is reflected in the most recent video added to the Furey Faithful membership site, you’ll discover another way to breathe when you do any kind of pushup, and it will catapult you above and beyond the either-or thinking in regard to your inhale and exhale.
This way of breathing that I now teach helps eliminate excess tension in the body, freeing your body-mind to get stronger and more flexible, much, much faster.
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