Exercise in the Cold Pathway - Fast Talk Laboratories

How Breathing Is Impacted When Training in the Cold

Breathing cold, dry air while training outdoors can feel painful, but does it hamper your performance? Dr. Stephen Cheung explores.

Breathing cold, dry air while cycling, running, or skiing outdoors can feel painful. But does it hamper your ability to perform in any meaningful way?

In this workshop, Dr. Stephen Cheung addresses the question of what happens when an athlete breathes in cold air, analyzes aspects of respiratory physiology, and explores some of the reasons it feels much less effective to breathe in when the temperatures drop.

For more on the impacts of cold temperatures on performance, and why you can’t go as fast when it’s cold, check out this presentation by Dr. Cheung.