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Simone Biles’s 5 Essential Breathing Techniques for Maintaining Focus and Concentration in Gymnastics Exercises

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 29, 2021 • 2 min read

Like most sports, gymnastics has a significant mental component. The more advanced you are, the higher the pressure. The skills are more complex (and far more dangerous), the stakes are higher, and there are more eyes on you in the audience. You also have only one chance to perform your complex routines. Mindset can make or break a performance, which is why it’s important to take some time out and focus on your breathing.