|You can learn a lot from a rabbit.|
And I thought back to an article I read that, IIRC, referred to Eddy Merxx and spoke about his 'paunch'...his beer belly look that was a result of bringing into play his belly area to expand the capacity of his lungs. Now for all I know, Eddy might knock down a beer or two or three and maybe it is a bit of that too, but I never forgot that.
So in the middle of the climb, I began to breathe deeply, consciously allowing my belly to expand, feeling the lungs go just a bit 'more', if you will, then expelling the lungs with a good push. I found that I dropped farther away from redline and my suffering dropped down a notch. I did not have a heart rate monitor on, but it would have been interesting to see if that was affected.
So I need to play with this more, but it seems there is science behind this, which actually does not surprise me.
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Now I figure it this way...the bigger the belly the bigger the breath. Bring on the donuts and Fritos, I have a hill to climb.
|Look at them lungs, huh? I am gonna crush the next hill.|