breathing pattern

What is the effective breathing pattern while sprinting (100m/200m)

Originally posted by zoom100
in the CFTS book charlie states that BJ was exhaling during certain parts of the race(i think 30m+60m) and his times showed increases in speed.i maybe wrong but its along that line.

Hmmm, I thought it was after inhalation that speed increased. I think I had better check the bible again…

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nic, I wouldn’t worry about trying to conciously control the breathing pattern during a sprint. It will happen on it’s own. The only thing you should think about is pumping your arms. Charlie’s observations in the training manual are simply an explanation of the acceleration patterns in high level sprinting, and not coaching cues.