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Rib cage expansion

Could someone help me out with the idea of rib cage expansion/rib cage 3/4 full? I'm getting a hold of pushing down on the diaphragm but I'm not sure what sort of physical sensation to associate with rib cage expansion.

Any help is much appreciated.


  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 14,503Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    This is information that is covered in the KTVA course.

    You fill your lungs 1/2 to 3/4 only to keep the ribs expanded. You maintain that expansion through multiple breaths, only relaxing it occasionally. You also use the intercostal muscles (which are the muscles between all of your ribs) to assist with this expansion.

    Meanwhile, you do belly breathing while maintaining ribcage expansion. This helps to create a better equilibrium by keeping the weight of the ribs from bearing down on the lungs.
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