How to Breathe With Your Nose
Breathe in with your nose; Breathe out with your nose
Inhaling will seem difficult at first because you will feel like youíre sucking air through a tiny coffee straw. This is because the breathing muscles in your nose and body are not yet developed. With regular practice during off-season training, these breathing muscles will develop.
Exhaling through your nose should be quite easy. Simply breathe out quickly with your nose instead of exhaling through your mouth.
How Nose-Breathing Helps in Sports
During sports performance, if you want to move fast, you must breathe fast. Exhaling air through the nose is much faster and sharper then through the mouth Ė which means you can move faster if you exhale through the nose.
Breathing through your nose slows down the number of times you breathe in a period. Iíve read some studies that say breathing through the mouth means 60-70 cycles per minute whereas breathing through the nose is about 40-50 cycles per minute. A slower breathing cycle means that you use less energy for breathing and also that youíre probably absorbing the oxygen better since it is a deeper breath.
Your body will be less tired when you breathe through the nose.