1、Healthy breathing theory
There is a lot of knowledge about breathing, and it is not so easy to discuss and study it. Different sports have different breathing characteristics. And some good breathing methods also need to be developed.
To put it simply, only a sufficient oxygen supply can guarantee the most thorough oxidation of substances to release energy!
The energy for muscle movement comes from the ATP substance stored in the muscle, but the amount of ATP is quite small, only enough to provide consumption for about 8 seconds.
When it is used up, the blood sugar will be converted into ATP to be used by the muscles, but there is a problem here, whether the oxygen is sufficient or not, and if the oxygen is not enough, a large amount of blood sugar will only produce a relatively small amount of ATP (and other pathways into ATP).
A large amount of oxygen brought by a reasonable breathing method is especially important for us to ride to the summit.
In addition, what is inhaled is irritating to the alveoli. Air pollution, dust, bacteria, and more can take a toll on your lungs. A runny nose is also a classic symptom of a respiratory infection.
Cycling against the wind, the cold air goes straight down the respiratory tract and lung cavity, which has some reactions to the respiratory tract, so you can consider using your nose to help you breathe. Don’t make a big mouth, just open a small mouth. In fact, nose hair and nasal cavity not only filter the air but also warm the air so that the respiratory tract will not be irritated.
2、Cycling Breathing Experience
In the past, I liked to ride fast, but after a certain distance, I was prone to abdominal pain. Later, I came to the conclusion that it was caused by breathing, and part of the outside air entered and mixed with the stomach.
So for a while, I paid special attention to breathing with my stomach instead of my chest, and the result was much better.
It is right to breathe with your mouth when riding, especially when you climb a hill, you can’t do it without your mouth. But it is not to let everyone take a big breath of cold air immediately after eating breakfast, but to tell friends that if you ride on a flat road, normal nasal breathing can be satisfied, so you don’t need to take a big breath.
Moreover, the mouth breathing I am referring to on a flat road is carried out under the premise that the mouth and nose are down, avoiding the limelight, and the abdomen is automatically contracted. When going uphill, you need to take a big mouthful of oxygen and use your mouth and nose as much as possible.
If it is cold, it is recommended to warm up your body before going out. It is enough to open the mouth naturally, and the tongue can be rolled up properly, which helps to heat the gas.
Breathing tips: No matter what the situation is, the most taboo thing about breathing is irregularity.
3、Some “death ride” alpine symptoms can disrupt your normal breathing rhythm
Climbing to a height of 4,000 meters is a normal phenomenon with a red and swollen throat, swollen tonsils, and dizziness.
The reason is simple: the air is thin, and breathing is needed to supply oxygen to the blood. At this time, under the necessary night drug conditioning, apply some Vaseline oil in the nasal cavity during the day.