Is it ok to hold my breath while lifting weights?
Never EVER hold your breath when lifting because the increase in blood pressure can rupture a blood vessel, among others. Proper breathing during workouts is key to safe and correct execution of movements. Holding your breath during training rapidly increases blood pressure to dangerous levels, causing dizziness and loss of concentration. What you need to do is to breathe correctly: inhale during the positive or concentric phase, and exhale during the negative phase.
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