I can’t breathe through my nose even during reasonably easy efforts. It makes me panicky that I can’t get enough air and then up goes my heart rate! I just breathe in and out through my mouth but do “belly” breather though.
The team speak to cardiopulmonary physiotherapist Samantha Holtzhausen about the role of effective breathing in life and exercise. Holtzhausen explains why good breathing can aid performance, reduce illness and even make you happier, and then gives some practical advice on how to improve your breathing.
I was pretty much breathing only through one nostril after doing an otb faceplant on my mtb last summer and breaking the cartilage in my nose. A septoplasty fixed that and I’m breather better through both than before the crash. There might be slight left/right differences but nothing major. With any fundamental need like eating, drinking, breathing, there are plenty of studies, theories, and information created and manipulated by marketers trying to capitalize on them. Be skeptical.
There was a device called the turbinator thatvwas eupposed to block.the muscles that closed off one nostril. One problem was found almost immediately. Your body purges any yuck accumulated when the nostril is open after it closes.