Biathlon Athletes combine riffle shooting and cross country skiing, Their sport requires them to go from skiing and with a heart rate of 180 bm, to precision shooting where they need to slow things down quickly. A focused mind and zen like breathing is key!
Ramona Braganza's Olympic Biathalon Tip:
To train like a Biathalon Olympian include daily yogic breathing techniques, such as alternate nostril breathing, to improve brain function and encourage a calmer emotional state.
Alternate nostril breathing is said to have great benefits like:
- Balancing the chemicals in your brain
- Improving your sleep
- Rebooting your thinking
- Easing your nervous system
- Keeping you in a calm emotional state
You can practise alternate nose breathing by using your thumb to close off the left nostril. Inhale and pause. Now use your index finger to close the right nostril. Exhale. Now inhale through the right nostril, blocking your left nostril, and pause. Close your right nostril, and exhale through the left nostril.
Completeing the breathing and exhaling through each nostril once, is one repeition. Repeat this 1-2 times if you are new to alternate nostril breathing. You can gradually build yourself up to be comfortable with increased repetitions.
Yes Wellness Supplement Recommendation:
Having to go from such high speeds to such slow speeds requires focus. Try a nutritional supplement for your mind and brain like acetyl l-carnitine, alpha lipoic acid, or even an omega-3. Many supplements have a formula made up of these different key ingredients, providing you with lasting focus.
Check back tomorrow to learn how to train like a ski jumping olympian.