~When strength training always breath,
especially on the lift phase.~
Bicep curl~inhale going down, exhale lifting up.
Squats~inhale going down, exhale pressing through the heels & lifting up.
Lateral Raise (Shoulders)~inhale hinging down, exhale lifting up.
Last week I had a husband and wife talking with me about my schedule what do I teach/when. The husband says that his wife is so stressed out, doesn't exercise, doesn't stretch, has diabetes and what recommendations would I make for her. Well I talked to her first about getting clearance from her doctor but a walking & yoga routine would be a good start. Then he continued to say that when she "lifts-weights-she-holds-her-breath."
The downside to holding your breath is you have blood pressure problems & cramping. Just breath when your lifting at the hardest part of your strength training routine.
"A cheerful heart is good medicine." Proverbs 17:22