Slump Over to Catch Your Breath for Faster Recovery

Listen to your body 😉

Exercise form is important for increasing your gains and protecting yourself from injury. But when’s the last time you thought about the way you hold yourself between sets?

Source: The Best Way to Catch Your Breath During a Workout, According to Science

The article suggests that the posture allows for better/deeper breathing, but nothing about it would also help with blood flow and pressure because you aren’t fighting gravity as much.  It also would support my experience with recovery from a sprint while cycling, but that would only apply to someone in an aggressive riding posture (seat higher than the bars/etc) that you’d find in road cycling.

My last triathlon last year, I passed someone who I saw start walking early on the run.  I figured like most they’d given up, passed them and didn’t think any more of it.  It wasn’t far down the route that they overtook me, and I got to see that’s how they attacked the run.  I don’t recall seeing what they did as a sprint, but it certainly worked for them to run faster for short periods with active recovery by walking.  I think they were out of sight by the 3 KM mark.  I’m tempted to try the strategy this year…