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military breathing exercise?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by neontrail, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Mar 24, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    I once heard there was a special breathing technique under a "stressful" moment taught in the military...or something like that.?

    Im wondering what you may have been trained? If anying on this subject

    It goes like this:
    Inhale thru the nose - deeply - hold for a few seconds...
    then let out air slowly thru the mouth
    do this 3 times
     
  2. Mar 24, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    I've heard something pretty much like that for running and what not.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    sounds too complicated:rolleyes:
     
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    I learned- "Inhale, Pull Trigger, Exhale"
     
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    I learned inhale, slowly exhale while pulling trigger :)
     
  6. Mar 24, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    what part?
     
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    What kind of shooting?? Cause that was for point placed slow fire. For actual firefights learned "Don't shit yourself and remember to breath at all"

    LOL...Different techniques for different times.
     
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    Lol just firing my bolt action scoped rifle at deer haha. no military training YET. However I am minoring in arabic and hoping to do something overseas :)



    And my original respnse was sarcastic :)(neo)
     
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    It's all good...=) good luck with the Arabic stuff...
     
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    yea, as a combat controller they taught me how to breathe out my butte but I have already forgot how.

    Man, when someone is shooting at your ass breathing is the last thing that I am thinking about. I remember bitching about all that runniing I did carrying all that weight, now Im always thankful for doing it.
     
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    Must be an Air Force thing, cuz the only advice that I recieved about stressful situations in the Army was "Suck it up and drive on soldier!" I do like Inhale, Pull Trigger, Exhale though. That is pretty good at releasing stress.

    It may not be a military technique, but there is always goosfraba.
     
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    YES THERE IS!!
    I been in the ARMY for 10 years and I found out early on if you smoke a pack of cigarettes and drink a 12 pack it works GREAT!!
     
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    i do that when shooting my deer rifle..works great!
     
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    we're taught something similar to the original tactical breathing the OP posted
     
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    One of the LTC in the ROTC BN here taught me Inhale, exhale, then fire, because at the end of your exhale there is a natural pause unlike at the end of your inhale.
     
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    Just to clear all this up! You should not change your breathing process at all while firing. It is true that there is a natural respiratory pause when you exhale. You should fire during the natural pause breathing normally while being relaxed or not tense anyway.

    As for the inhale deeply through your nose then slowly out your mouth it is a way to stay calm however all you are doing is flooding your bloodstream with oxygen thus helping you in tense situations or when needing to hold your breath for long periods of time.
     
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    true

    the tactical breathing is supposed to help with the adrenaline and the adrenaline dump and allows you (supposedly) to possibly keep some of your complex motor skills during an event in which stress/adrenaline levels are super inflated or something like that...its been awhile since ive had to actually think about it...i just know how to do it
     
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