Superventilation Breathing is Part of the XPT Activate Breathing Series
RESULTS: It creates a sympathetic nervous system response (fight or flight respons)
Increases alertness, gets things fired up, increases energy
Mood enhancement, euphhoria, Massive release of adrenaline.
Benefits of a hypoxic reponse during holds (low level of oxygen during holds), and hypocapnic low level of c02
You can sit upright or lay supine – This gives you the best access to your spine (straight spine)
The tempo for Superventilation Breathing is 1:1 which is a very fast breathing pace
1-2 breaths per second
Drive breathing through the diaphram
Version 1: Nasal Inhale / Mouth Out Exhale
Big Inhale through the nose, Relax on the exhale through the mouth
Slow your tempo if you start to loose your form and start chest breathing
At the end of 50 breaths take a big inhale and a big exhale and hold the exhale in a relaxed state until you feel an air hunger
Go for a max hold / Goal is 90 seconds but varies per person (ability)
When you reach the end of your hold take a quick breath in and then hold for 10 seconds
then repeat the whole pattern but do version 2…
Version 2: Mouth In / Mouth Out
Repeat for another 3-5 rounds.
You might feel light headed, dizziness, this is normal. This is a result of the change of blood gasses in your body.