Use of grunting and screaming?


Andrew Huberman has discussed the practice of grunting and screaming in the context of exercise, indicating that it can occur during strenuous activities like weightlifting. He mentions its relation to martial arts, where exhaling—or making noise like a grunt during the toughest part of an exercise—is common. This can be a way to manage exertion and effort during challenging physical activities. He does not typically engage in loud grunting or screaming himself, mentioning he makes noises more quietly when he is exerting himself. The use of such vocalizations is generally seen as acceptable in the context discussed 1.

Breathing Techniques

Andy and Andrew discuss the importance of breathing during exercise, including when to inhale and exhale and how to strategize breathing during multiple repetitions. They also touch on the use of grunting and screaming during exercise.

Huberman Lab

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