When I treat patients in the clinic with neck pain, I always ask them when the pain started. Many times, the answer to this question is that “I pulled my neck while lifting weights” or “I felt neck pain after a heavy session at the gym” This spurred me to write about what gym freaks can do about preventing neck pain and also to treat it on their own so they can continue to work towards their fitness goals.
Breathing the right way applies to lifting weights at the gym, to walking, running, cycling, to rehab, to climbing a flight of stairs and even to sleeping. It can affect the overall quality of our workouts, our energy levels and also how quickly we burn fat. In extreme cases, it can also mean doing no harm to our internal organs. So it’s important to get it right.