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#387377 - 03/19/08 06:38 PM Yawning during workout
baikaisi Offline

Registered: 03/19/08
Posts: 1
Loc: San Francisco, CA
Hi, everyone. I'm new to the forum and I'm glad that this resource is available.

I have a "problem" with excessive yawning during my workouts. I study choy lay fut kung fu and the workouts are fairly aerobic. A lot of the time I get into a good sweat and then I start to yawn. I have heard that yawning is a way to get more oxygen to the bloodstream. Am I just not breathing properly? Does anyone else experience this issue? I don't notice anyone else in my classes yawning. I'm pretty sure that my instructors know that I'm not bored. My main concern is that if I am indeed not breathing properly, that is something that needs to be corrected so I can increase my stamina...and not yawn during a forms competition!!

#387378 - 03/19/08 06:40 PM Re: Yawning during workout [Re: baikaisi]
MattJ Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 15634
Loc: York PA. USA
Yawning can also be a stress reaction. It may be nerves as opposed to breathing.
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

#387379 - 03/20/08 02:16 AM Re: Yawning during workout [Re: MattJ]
GojuRyuboy13 Offline

Registered: 11/29/04
Posts: 538
Loc: U.S. of A.
I think a lot of people have done this. I know I have but I have been yelled at a few times for it so I really try not to let it happen.

I would say just focusing on your breathing when your resting and during an exercise. Good strong belly breaths, in the nose out the mouth. I know that's what I'm working on.

I seen a black belt do that during class once. Kind of surprised me. I wonder what a Sensei like Sensei Chinen would do if he caught someone yawning.
May the force be with you.

#387380 - 05/23/08 04:03 PM Re: Yawning during workout [Re: GojuRyuboy13]
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Registered: 01/24/08
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#387381 - 06/25/08 03:03 PM Re: Yawning during workout [Re: baikaisi]
hawkfish Offline

Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 28
Loc: Illinois USA
Here is an article from that might be of some help.

#387382 - 12/16/08 12:50 PM Re: Yawning during workout [Re: hawkfish]
brokenshadows Offline

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1
Loc: NC, USA
new study suggests that yawning is the body's way of cooling off the brain...maybe you're just getting overheated
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#387383 - 12/16/08 01:11 PM Re: Yawning during workout [Re: brokenshadows]
MattJ Offline
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Good find, brokenshadows! I didn't even know that birds yawned, LOL. Interesting to read about the MS/yawning relationship.
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

#387384 - 12/16/08 03:16 PM Re: Yawning during workout [Re: MattJ]
duanew Offline

Registered: 06/28/08
Posts: 326
Loc: MN
An old samurai trick #305-rub the area between your eyes to prevent yawning if I recall it also works for sneezing.

#387385 - 12/18/08 10:29 AM Re: Yawning during workout [Re: duanew]
Ilove2Hit Offline

Registered: 10/02/08
Posts: 264
Loc: Athens, Greece
hang some posters which show a lot of skin in ur dojo, this might help to keep u awake...

i know always watching the same old creepy sensei is a bit boring.. :P


P.S. didnt know bird could yawn! :P iŽll but my girls in the microwave and slowly increase the temparature so that the bird will start yawning all the time. THANKS for the animation to do this brokenshadow!!!
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