The Mechanics of Breathing Correctly

Many of us take breathing for granted but so few of us breathe correctly.  Taking the time to actually learn how to breathe diaphragmatically can not only improve your workouts but your overall quality of life.  

For many it may be hard to visualize how your diaphragm works, so here is a video on the mechanics of breathing.  This video briefly references free diving, a sport where divers swim as deeply as possible on a single breath.  You can imagine how important breathing efficiently is to a free diver before they plunge deep into the water.  Hopefully, this will help you understand what is happening when you breathe deeply into your belly.