Belly pumping

In this rigorous exercise, I first empty my lungs as much as I can and hold my breath. I then move my abdominal muscles rapidly back and forth after. The exercise improves my lung flexibility and strengthens my abdominal muscles.

The way I exercise ‘pump’ breathing

  • Breathing: inhale nose, exhale nose, then mouth.
  • Position: standing, I bend forward and support myself by placing my hands on my kneecaps. Close my eyes.
  • Reset my breathing.
  1. Exhale, first emptying the air through my nose until my diaphragm is at minimum amplitude.
  2. Further exhale while bending forward and backward, forcefully emptying air through my mouth.
  3. Hold my breath while rapidly moving my stomach back and forth, using my stomach muscles.
  4. Repeat until I reach the point of ‘air hunger start.’



I start by emptying the lungs from the top, then the middle, and lastly, the bottom. The technique is to lean forward while placing my palms on both my kneecaps, and I squeeze out part of the ‘stuck air’ at the bottom of my lungs through my mouth.

My abdominal movement is a bit like that when I naturally cough.