This Breathing Exercise Fights Belly Fat

This Breathing Exercise Fights Belly Fat

Breathing…

It’s a basic component of living…

As human beings, we don’t have to think about.

We just do it.

But a recent discovery has uncovered that breathing doesn’t only keep you and I alive…

But it can also fight against belly fat.

Now, I’m not suggesting that merely sitting around and mouth breathing while binge watching Netflix is the key to getting shredded abs.

This belly fat fighting breathing technique requires a tad bit more attentiveness than that.

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What kind of breathing are we talking about exactly?

Well, it’s called nasal breathing and it will change the way that you lose weight.

What Is Nasal Breathing?

According to time-tested studies, when most people are asked to breathe naturally, they almost always instinctually breathe out of their mouths…

Do you remember the last time you went to the doctor for a check-up?

What did he say to you when he touched the ice-cold stethoscope (which he must have just pulled out of the freezer) to your back?

“Okay, give me 4 deep breaths…”

And then you did something that felt a little unfamiliar, didn’t you?

You breathed in deeply through your nose, and then out through your mouth.

And then after the doc told you to relax and he finally put his stethoscope back in the freezer for his next victim, what did you do?

Well, if you’re like most guys, you probably returned to mouth breathing – taking normal to deep breathes through your mouth without giving second thought to the most beneficial form of breathing…

Which is the one the doc just asked you to do…

Nasal breathing.

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Nasal breathing is exactly what it sounds like…

Intentionally breathing in through your nose and out of your mouth.

And aside from generally allowing for more oxygen to enter your lungs and bloodstream, while dispelling more CO2, nasal breathing can also give you an extra advantage in reaching your fat loss goals.

When it comes to breathing for fat loss, the point is to breathe deeply in order to extract broken down fat tissue that sits at the bottom of your lungs.

Here’s how it works…

How Does It Fight Belly Fat?

According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, which compared the effects of mouth breathing and nose breathing, researchers discovered that there is a significant increase in CO2 release being exhaled during both rest and exercise when you participate in nose breathing…

See, most of the blood that your body needs to remove CO2 sits at the base level of your lungs, because your lungs, just like your stomach is gravity fed

And in your lungs, broken down fat is exchanged in tiny sacs in your lung tissue called alveoli, which it can then be breathed out of the body in CO2…

That is if you breathe deep enough.

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When you perform nose breathing (breathing intentionally through your nostrils), you breathe more deeply into the base of your lungs and therefore have better access to fat containing CO2…

Then, when you exhale, you release more CO2, and with it, broken down fat.

In an exciting and recent study, published in the British Medical Journal, researchers have determined that the primary organ of fat removal from the body is your lungs…

In fact, the study determined that over 80% of fat in the form of triglycerides is exhaled through the lungs.

Triglycerides, made up of a simple carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen structure, are the type of fat stored in the body after it’s been carried into the blood by the foods we eat…

When fats break down, the hydrogen and oxygen combine to form water (H2O), which is then excreted through urine, sweat, and feces…

The remaining carbon is breathed out of the body as carbon dioxide (CO2).

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What’s even more fascinating about this find is that 4/5 of the triglyceride molecule is broken down into carbon dioxide, while only 1/5 is broken down into water…

Which leaves a majority of the fat-burning load to the furnace of CO2 exhalation.

So basically if you aren’t nasal breathing, you’re missing out on some major fat loss opportunities.

How Do You Nose Breathe?

One of the major benefits of changing up your breathing patterns in order to fight belly fat is that you can implement the nasal breathing technique anytime and anywhere…

You don’t have to join a yoga class with your wife to really get a handle on it, either…

But if that’s your kind of thing, by all means… go for it.

It’s simple, sustainable and effective.

I recommend that you carve out a few minutes in the morning, a break or two at work and a few minutes before bed to focus on your breathing to fight belly fat.

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Are you ready for this?

Sit in a chair or lie down on the floor and concentrate on your breathing…

(In my yoga instructor voice) Now breathe in deeply through your nose for 4 seconds and exhale out of your mouth for 6 seconds.

(End yoga instructor voice)

Repeat that for 3 minutes and you’ll have successfully pulled those triglyceride molecules out of your lower lungs…

And as a result, successfully fought belly fat.

If you stay mindful of nasal breathing throughout the day, you’ll be a fat burning machine even while watching a movie, sitting at your desk chair at work and even as you intentionally change up your breathing patterns while you exercise.

Your Next Step

It goes without saying that sticking to an anabolic diet (including 16-24 hour fasting windows) and performing anabolic exercise (running sprints, lifting weights with heavy compound movements, etc.) are the best ways to fight belly fat…

Because the main premise behind losing belly fat is pretty simple…

You need to burn more calories than you consume.

However, this nasal breathing technique can be another avenue for effective fat burning in your everyday life.

Especially since it’s a fat burning process that most guys haven’t tapped into yet.

Nasal breathing is simple, sustainable and effective, and could be a game changer for your physique.

Carve out a few minutes every day, about 4 times a day to really give your breathing the attention it needs to take your fat burning to the next level.

More to come…

Don’t hold your breath until then.

-Joe LoGalbo

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