REVEALED: The Three Steps To Running Faster. Instantly.


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Upgrade your workouts and unlock your athletic potential with rhythmic breathing.

1. Inhale

Start inhaling as your right foot hits the ground, and continue sucking air deep into your lungs for two more steps (right, left, right). “Make the inhale one calm, continuous breath,” says Budd Coates, author of Running on Air.

2. Exhale

For your next two steps (left, right), breathe out with slightly more force. “But don’t do it so fast that you run out of breath,” says Coates. “Count off the entire rhythmic breathing pattern like this: In-two- three, out-two.”

3. Repeat

This time start your inhalation as your left foot hits the ground. It’s this alternating foot-strike pattern that distributes the impact forces equally between both sides of your body, reducing your risk of injury.

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