|5′ 7” or 170cm
|2019 – Present
Franziska Schoebel is an Athlete and Influencer Runner. She was born in 1996, and her birthplace is Germany. She has also competed in CrossFit competitions and advises runners to breathe in for two steps and breathe out for two steps. Franziska shared a simple breathing technique on TikTok that has been viewed more than three million times, suggesting many runners have been looking for a way to improve their breathing on the run.
Experts have been coming up with running breathing techniques for years, but this one seems to have resonated with a huge number of people. Most new runners will have struggled to breathe when running. Dr. William Roberts, director of the Sports Medicine Program at the University of Minnesota Medical School, US, explains that ‘The brain has sensors that detect reductions in blood oxygen and will respond by “telling” the body to breathe faster and deeper,’ when running.
These lowered oxygen levels may account for the feeling of breathlessness early in your run, and this will be especially notable in those who are novice runners and/or who don’t exercise much.