Hit Tip Breathing

Hi, everybody I’m Terry, 30 Minute Hit ambassador. I am here to offer you some tips, some advice, suggestions, ways for you to get the most out of your 30 Minute Hit workout.

Today, I just want to touch on the importance of breathing properly. It is not uncommon for us as trainers to see our girls on the floor holding their breath. They are not doing it intentionally, perhaps they are focusing really intensely, maybe they are pushing themselves really hard, but they essentially forget to breath. Obviously, this is going to lead an ineffective workout.

So the first thing to remember and to focus on, is to make sure you are inhaling and exhaling properly fueling your body with the oxygen that it needs. Now once you have mastered this, it is a great opportunity to move on to a specific breathing technique used for striking. This involves forcefully exhaling from the diaphragm, engaging all the core muscles, and having an audible exhale. It looks and sounds like this.

Now as I initiate my strike, I am doing that forceful exhale, it is causing my core to engage. It is allowing me to throw with power, with explosiveness, in a way that feels good.

For double times, you want to keep up with the exhaling. Just be aware that you may find you run out of air, in that you are throwing so many strikes in such fast succession. So minimize the exhale slightly and insure you are inhaling naturally.

Now, go grab your gear, get to the nearest Hit and have a fantastic workout.

Stressed? Hit it out!

Whether you’rewomens-gym having a bad day or a great day, I guarantee that 30 minutes of focused, hard-hitting, action packed exercise will make the day better!

Just yesterday I had myself a lovely day at home with the youngest of my three kids. A lazy morning playing games in our pj’s, followed by a nice lunch on a café patio together. Spent two hours in the warm spring sunshine after school with all the kids at a beautiful park, and arrived home to find dinner made and the puppy walked. It was an awesome day! After dropping my daughter off at her evening dance class I hopped in to the gym for a quick Hit session before having to pick her up again, and had the best workout I’ve had in a long time! While 30 Minute Hit is a fantastic way to relieve stress, it is also a great way to make a good day even better!

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