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Stacked breathing, also known as breath stacking, is a specialized type of exercise that typically caters to people who have respiratory difficulties, but also benefits athletes and virtually anyone looking to improve their lung capacity and breath control during exercise. Practiced regularly, breath stacking produces numerous benefits for athletes.
To perform stacked breathing exercises, simply sit on the edge of a chair or bed, keeping your back straight and shoulders relaxed. Take a small breath, focusing on filling the base of your lungs, and hold for a second. Without exhaling, take in a larger breath and hold for one more second. Finally, take a big breath that fills your lungs as much as possible and hold for three to 10 seconds. Purse your lips and exhale slowly.
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For improved breathing during your workout, perform stacked breathing techniques up to four times daily. Ben Peterson, author of "Triphasic Training: A Systematic Approach to Elite Speed and Explosive Strength Performance," recommends following your regular workout with five to 10 minutes of breathing exercises such as stacked breathing and deep belly breathing to improve exercise recovery.
The process of stacked breathing exercises the muscles of the chest and stretches out the lungs, which helps improve lung capacity and increase oxygen intake. Breath stacking also results in improved airway clearance.
While you can easily perform unassisted breath stacking at home, the assisted technique requires the supervision of a medical professional and is largely prescribed for those with certain medical conditions. A mouthpiece with an attached bladder is used to perform this kind of stacked breathing; it helps prevent lung infection, strengthen air sacs, clear mucus, encourage breathing and coughing ability and increase voice strength.