Isabelle Joschke’s Preparation Diaries – Part 7

Isabelle Joschke gives tips on how to train for the solo multi-stage sailing race The Solitaire du Figaro.

Breathing and relaxationIsabelle Joschke

Breathing is essential during a physical work-out. Breathing correctly is the golden rule, both while hoisting the spinnaker and during “interval training” workouts.

Here are some useful links on to properly breathe:

Laird Hamilton’s High Performance Breathing

How to breathe

How to breathe the right way

Stretching also plays a key role in your preparation. Staying flexible protects you from pain and injuries. As well as this a muscle is more efficient when flexible.

And here go more links on how to stretch:

How to stretch

How to stretch out sore back muscles

How to stretch – Stretching Basics

Isabelle Joschke is a French-German skipper (Galettes Saint-Michel) at the Ocean racing team Absolute Dreamer. She has raced 5 Solitaire du Figaro and is sponsored by MaxSea.

Don’t miss the previous parts of this series:

Isabelle Joschke’s Preparation Diaries – Part 1

Isabelle Joschke’s Preparation Diaries – Part 2

Isabelle Joschke’s Preparation Diaries – Part 3

Isabelle Joschke’s Preparation Diaries – Part 4

Isabelle Joschke’s Preparation Diaries – Part 5

Isabelle Joschke’s Preparation Diaries – Part 6

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