Negative Breath Work

By Greg Finch

Watch the video then complete 45" second nasal diaphragmatic preload breath work and AMRAP - as many reps as possible and then recover for 45" with nasal diaphragmatic breathing. Do 3-5 total rounds. 

Negative breath works is a powerful tool for raising endurance, comfort, and confidence in your breath.

The approach shown in the video is meant to mimic the mental and physical challenge of unexpectedly getting your breath knocked out.  As in catching a rail or a wave hitting and knocking you down then having to swim to the surface or being dragged by the waves power for awhile.

Becoming more comfortable with this scenario takes practice and this simple Negative Breath Work program can be done as part of any other movement work you are completing. 

My stamina and paddling are really improved and that allows me to surf longer and stronger


I've noticed a big difference in really two main things. One is my pre-surf warm up gets my body loose and ready to surf. I feel like I'm not step-tripping over to myself as much. Doing those dumb falls that just waste a bunch of waves.

Second my stamina and paddling are really improved and that allows me to surf longer and stronger.

Josh Beckett - Winemaker

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My surfing has improved on so many different levels working with Greg. I have developed much more confidence in the water. I feel more comfortable & strong out there. I can paddle longer, pop-up faster, and turn with more power.

Heather Miller - Acupuncturist for WSL

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It really gave me direction of what to do to get my body feeling better. Some of those aches and pains I would get after a sesh aren't there anymore. I could see my body becoming much more reliable for me because of the exercises and techniques that were taught.

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