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Offline Quantumcat

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Where does the air come from when you puff out your cheeks? Even if I blow out so deep that it hurts to blow out any more, close my mouth and block my nose, I can still puff out my cheeks with not a problem.

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Re: Where air comes from when puffing out your cheeks?
« Reply #1 on: 25/05/2004 15:57:43 »
I reckon it's a muscular thing that's happening and it's taking air from your oesophogus/wind pipe/throat/neck etc etc....I just tried it too !!

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Re: Where air comes from when puffing out your cheeks?
« Reply #2 on: 25/05/2004 16:31:14 »
I just tried it too.  If I puff out and expel the air several times (without taking in any more) I got to a point it's very hard to puff out any more.  After a few seconds, I got a cramp in my ribcage and had to breathe in and stretch, so I couldn't keep trying very long.

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Re: Where air comes from when puffing out your cheeks?
« Reply #3 on: 25/05/2004 23:45:27 »
I think... not, no oesophagus

It is constricted with an upper oesophageal sphincter.

It must be lungs ( or maybe sinuses ). Action of mouth muscles lowers the pressure... and although it can be done ( I tried also), it is much more dificult to do it with all air expired ...
 

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Re: Where air comes from when puffing out your cheeks?
« Reply #4 on: 27/05/2004 08:53:16 »
Yeah, even if you breath out as much as you possibly can, there is still some air in your lungs, esophagus, and mouth.  Puffing your cheeks is a musclature movement of the mouth that forces the air that remains in your mouth and throat into your cheeks.

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Re: Where air comes from when puffing out your cheeks?
« Reply #5 on: 27/05/2004 11:42:27 »
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Originally posted by cannabinoid

Yeah, even if you breath out as much as you possibly can, there is still some air in your lungs, esophagus, and mouth.  Puffing your cheeks is a musclature movement of the mouth that forces the air that remains in your mouth and throat into your cheeks.

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Jay, I would've said that puffing your cheeks decrease the pressure inside the mouth so the air in lung and esophagus is drawn out by diffusion. This is exactly what breathing is, moving your rib cage outwards and your diaphragm downwards decreases the pressure in the lungs so the air from the outside is drawn in.

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Re: Where air comes from when puffing out your cheeks?
« Reply #6 on: 28/05/2004 22:29:18 »
HEY!!! Everybody.....[:(!]

As I sad, oesophagus is excluded !!
 

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