- RE:Letâ€™s Get Some Air
- April 30, 2012 04:03 PM
Awesome break down of the Valsalva Maneuver!!
“Valsalva Maneuver. In the Cliff Notes version, this technique consists of taking in a deep breath on the descent of a lift, and pushing up against a closed glottis on the ascent.”
Try this test out! TEST…
“Put a moderately heavy weight on the bar and squat it without really taking a breath. Now try the same thing, but take a big deep breath before you go down. I will put money on the fact that the lift was easier the second time (as opposed to the first). Next time you are doing some heavy sets of anything—even upper body lifts—try the Valsalva Maneuver and see what a difference it can make for you.”