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Quick Fix- Bilateral Breathing

Many triathletes struggle with bilateral breathing.

They can breathe to one side, but it just does NOT work when going to the other side.

If this describes you, I’ve got a quick fix for you to put to work.

But first, why breathe bilaterally?

Breathing to both sides can create more symmetry in the stroke, and there’s definitely something to be said for that.

However, most of the world’s best swimmers breathe to one side, so I’m not sure that’s a deal breaker.

That all changes once you get to open water.

The biggest benefit for bilateral breathing is that it gives you options.

You never know what situation you’ll find yourself in during racing conditions.

From chop, to people, to the course itself, it can be unpredictable.

It’s to your advantage to be able to breathe effectively to both sides in the event you need to during a race.

The Solution

Most triathletes struggle to breathe to their opposite side because they’re not balanced in their rotation.

They rotate a lot to one side and hardly at all to the other.

To fix that, you need to rotate more equally.

Enter the Stroke and Roll.

It helps you feel what it’s like to fully rotate and breathe to the opposite side.

Once you understand what’s possible, it’s much easier to figure out what’s practical and effective for you.

Practice rolling all the way to the other side, and you’ll find that bilateral breathing becomes much easier for you.

Exit the Water…


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