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In a few short weeks, it’ll be a common sight on TV: Football players sucking oxygen between downs at Mile High Stadium, battling the effects of altitude and extreme exertion.But it doesn’t have to be that way. A few years back, Martin Denbar, a dentist-by-training who now specializes in sleep apnea treatment, was watching his hometown team, the Houston Texans, when he saw something unusual.
At the height of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, Marshawn Lynch, a.k.a. Beast Mode, was often seen wearing a device known as The Training Mask as part of his pregame ritual. While this decision inevitably brought about a rush of Batman-related memes, it also advanced the national discussion about the advantages of high-altitude training as it relates to athletic performance.
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself ?
A: For the many that don’t know me, I come from a small South Eastern Indiana town called Batesville. Population about 6,500 where we’re famous for manufacturing caskets, believe it or not. I just recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame, class of 2015, with a degree in Management Entrepreneurship from the Mendoza College of Business….
For Chris Giesting, handing over the relay baton to US 4x400m teammate Patrick Feeney at last month’s world indoor championships felt as normal as passing a spoon at the breakfast table. From high school rivals to world champion teammates, the Notre Dame graduates have become closer than the 0.02 seconds that separate their 400m personal bests.
Chris Giesting’s list of collegiate accolades is long. Over the course of his four years at Notre Dame, Giesting has won a national championship for the 2012 distance medley relay, an ACC indoor title for the 400-meter sprint in 2014 and is a four-time first-team all-American.
High Performance Breathing Technology Runners Patrick Feeney and Chris Giesting paced their four man team in the 4 x 400 metre relays for Team USA over two days to win the Gold Medal in the IAAF World Indoor Championships and nearly break the world record.
The multiple of Dr. Martin Denbar’s Airway Management Strategy and Patrick McKeown’s Oxygen Advantage has won Gold and is an choice to certain bootleg criminialized piece for that we are really unapproachable of.
PORTLAND, Ore. – The University of Notre Dame track and field program has hit its stride in recent weeks – not just with members of the current team, but also with alumni continuing on their athletic careers.
Alums Chris Giesting (‘15) and Patrick Feeney (‘14) were on hand at the IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships held in the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon this past weekend, running for the United States in the men’s 4x400m relay. Both raced in the preliminaries, but it was Giesting who stole the show and helped the U.S. clinch the gold medal Sunday evening.
The former Lawrence North High School sprinter won gold and silver medals in track and field’s World Indoor Championships at Portland, Ore.
She ran anchor leg Sunday for the U.S. team that won the women’s 1,600-meter relay in 3:26.38. The Americans won by 4.77 seconds, second-largest margin in the history of the indoor worlds.
The men’s 4x400m team closed the most successful World Indoor Championships ever for the United States with a memorable performance in front of another sell-out crowd at the Oregon Convention Center.
National indoor champion Vernon Norwood anchored the host squad to a 3:02.45 win, the third-fastest time ever indoors, just 0.33 seconds shy of the world record they set two years ago in Sopot. Bahamas (3:04.75) and Trinidad and Tobago (3:05.51) produced national indoor records to complete the medallists.
When you want to say something comes natural to you, it’s common to use the phrase, “it’s as easy as breathing.” But that, my friends, isn’t exactly true—as much as you’d like to think breathing is as simple as “in and out,” it’s not. In fact, Patrick McKeown, author of The Oxygen Advantage, says the majority of us are doing our bodies more harm than good when looking at the way we breathe. Ever the type A who has to do it the right way, I picked his brain a bit more to find out just what he meant. These are the mistakes he helped me realize I—and probably you—make on the reg.
1st IATA President
David Craig graduated from Purdue University working under the legendary William “Pinky” Newell. After working summer camps with the NFL’s Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings, David spent the next 25 years as the athletic trainer for the Indiana Pacers. During his time with the Pacers, David was part of two ABA championship teams. In 1984, he was elected the first IATA president. He has for many years and continues to serve the athletic training profession at the state (IATA), District (GLATA) and national (NATA) levels. David has been the recipient of many awards including the NATA Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award and the Joe ’Otoole NBA Athletic Trainer of the Year Award.
David Craig, LAT ATC, longtime Head Athletic Trainer for the NBA Indiana Pacers and Director of Athletics for High Performance Breathing Technology, LLC will be inducted into the 2016 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.
David graduated from Purdue University working under the legendary William “Pinky” Newell. After working summer camps with the NFL’s Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings, David spent the next 35 years as the Head Athletic Trainer for the NBA Indiana Pacers. During his time with the Pacers, David was part of two ABA championship teams.
Indianapolis will be one of six stops on the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Road to Rio Tour ahead of August’s Olympic Games.
The tour stops in Indy on June 24-25, coinciding with the U.S. Olympic Trials in diving at the Natatorium at IUPUI.
The tour features meet-and-greet opportunities with athletes, interactive sports elements, athlete demonstrations, Team USA giveaways and live entertainment.
Austin, Texas USA – February 17, 2016 Veteran Sports and Science Executives have formed a new international sports performance company named High Performance Breathing Technology, LLC.
The brainchild of Dr. Martin Denbar, a forty year experienced Dentist and Diplomat (17 years) of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas A&M University School of Medicine, High Performance Breathing Technology, LLC is a company combining two innovative therapeutic protocols: Dr. Denbar’s improvement of one’s airway management, most importantly during competition, exercise, sleep and Patrick McKeown’s “The Oxygen Advantage”© program bringing year round high altitude results when training at sea level.
Patrick McKeown MA Bio suffered from lifelong asthma until he discovered the work of Russian doctor Konstantin Buteyko in 1998 and became accredited to teach the Buteyko Method in 2002. He teaches the method internationally to children and adults who suffer from asthma and breathing problems. He has written seven books on the Buteyko method including his latest The Oxygen Advantage.
Normal breathing during rest involves regular, silent, abdominal breaths drawn in and out through the nose. People with asthma, on the other hand often display habitual mouth breathing with regular sighing, sniffing and visible movements from the upper chest. During an exacerbation of asthma, symptoms like wheezing and breathlessness increase along with respiratory rate, relative to the severity of the condition. It is a vicious cycle; narrowed airways lead to heavier breathing which causes an increase in breathing volume, resulting in the narrowing of the airways and on and on, worsening the condition and establishing bad breathing habits as a matter of necessity.