It’s a simple thing that we all normally do unconsciously but i’ve seen many people get it wrong in gyms. Breathing is what I’m talking about. A proper breathing pattern is one of the most important constituents of a weight-training regimen but, unfortunately, many people, particularly beginners, often pay scant attention to how they breathe when they’re lifting weights. They either breathe incorrectly or hold their breath, both of which can have serious health consequences.
Breathing in and out in the right manner also prevents health risks. Here’s how. During weight training, blood pressure levels naturally increase. So, if, like many gym newbies, you hold your breath, the pressure shoots up even more and then abruptly drops when you stop exerting your muscles. Volatile fluctuations of that kind in blood pressure can, besides leading to giddiness, even cause a heart attack. Sudden blood pressure build-up is even known to cause glaucoma leading to blindness.
A couple of more tips to ensure that your workouts are safe: always ensure that you breathe in deeply and breathe out freely instead of pursing your lips, which can artificially increase the blood pressure; also avoid having anything in your mouth. Many people like to train with weights while chewing gum. During strenuous weight-training this is risky as the gum or a lozenge that you may be sucking can get lodged in your throat. That might sound frivolous but I know of cases where such a situation has led to choking and even death. Follow the right technique and breathe easy while you work out.
— Muscles Mani
Caveat: The physical exercises described in Treadmill are not recommendations.
Readers should exercise caution and consult a physician before attempting to follow any of these.