We are continuing the Eclipse Gym Back to Basics with the topic of intra abdominal pressure from our Breathing Technique for Stability article. This video will demonstrate intra abdominal pressure, so that you can understand it better. This is to illustrate it for better understanding since some members are asking about it.
We hope that by using the Soda Can analogy, you will have a better understanding of why it is better to maintain your intra abdominal pressure when working out. If you have further questions you can call, email, comment on this page, comment or ask questions on our Facebook page and profiles, ask in our twitter account, comment in our youtube channel and of course you can ask us personally when you visit our branches.
Enjoy the video!
Inside view of lungs and rib cage
If you have not already heard, you will probably hear us talk about proper breathing technique. Maybe we do not always remind those who regularly work out or maybe it is just second nature that we forget to mention it if not asked about, but we do teach this to new and old members when they start with our program. This “breathing technique” that we use in Eclipse Gym is simple and can improve your lifts by a long shot. It basically helps in the stability in every exercise we do and when lifting heavy objects this is the natural breathing that an individual lifting weights should do. We are all about doing our exercises naturally, meaning doing things the way the body will naturally behave or execute a given movement.
Here is how you would perform this breathing technique, using squats as an example:
Take a deep breath (and hold your breath) start squatting while sticking out your butt and bending at the waist. You should still be able to see your toes as you decend. At the point where your thighs have gone below parallel to the floor, you should feel your stomach touch your upper thighs (quads). Your knees should still be behind your toes with respect to your line of vision.Your breath should still be held. At this point, you’ll immediately stand up to the start, which is when you will start to exhale once you are nearly at the top. The purpose of this breathing practice is to maximize the stability given to your spinal column through IAP or intra-abdominal pressure. This pressure causes your abs to contract powerfully and will work together with the muscles along the spine to give strength and stability to your core and lower back.
Now you know what this simple breathing technique is and what it does. However, we do advise that you should be cleared by your doctor before performing this with any exercise in our gym. We are assuming that you are in perfect health before working out. Gym’s are mostly a preventive means to a disease and not a cure or rehabilitation.
For any questions, you can comment, email, call, or approach us at our gym.