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.
- Exhale, first emptying the air through my nose until my diaphragm is at minimum amplitude.
- Further exhale while bending forward and backward, forcefully emptying air through my mouth.
- Hold my breath while rapidly moving my stomach back and forth, using my stomach muscles.
- 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.