Patrick McKeown M.A (TCD) FRSB, breathing trainer and author of The Oxygen Advantage, recommends breathing through your nose…It’ll feel weird, but within a few weeks, you’ll notice you can exercise longer and don’t tire as quickly.
Many know that I am a major fan of using simple, inexpensive lifestyle changes to avoid expensive and dangerous medications and surgery. The Oxygen Advantage, which is an extension of Patrick McKeown M.A (TCD) FRSB work as a Buteyko coach, is one strategy that I believe should be included in your health habit arsenal. There simply are no downsides that I can identify and there are massive upsides. I use it personally, and would strongly encourage you to apply it to your life so you can reap the rewards.
Patrick McKeown M.A (TCD) FRSB book, The Oxygen Advantage is a godsend for anyone wishing to improve their performance in a way that doesn’t involve hours of strenuous workouts, drills, and endless miles of running. I’ve been doing nose breathing for the past ten years and it has totally revolutionized my running and seriously dropped my effort levels… at every speed! It’s simple to incorporate into your training and your daily life. and the results are astounding. I now recommend it in all of my running classes and training programs. Every runner or athlete should have this book. If you’re not breathing right, you’re working too hard.
What Patrick McKeown M.A (TCD) FRSB and his team have been able to accomplish with their research and practice is astounding. They have introduced certain types of exercises that call for you to hold your breath while walking, jogging and sometimes running. Like running wasn’t hard enough already. Essentially, they’ve figured out a way to improve your oxygen carrying capacity and deliver more oxygen to your organs and muscles. Another goal is to train the body to reduce lactic acid build up, thereby delaying the onset of fatigue. See Full Blog: http://GoIrishRunners.com/
I really enjoyed your book “The Oxygen Advantage,” I wished I would have come across it in my childhood. I play football in the NFL and my bolt score was 13. Three weeks later I’m at 30 and improving thanks to you. I play wide receiver so I am running a lot and it’s gotten so easy. Your book was an eye opener to me and I am in better shape for another opportunity because I’m so much better at the simple act of breathing.
The work that both Dr. Martin Denbar and Ms. Natalie Berg did for my Myofunctional Therapy was very much appreciated. After first speaking with Dr. Denbar it was obvious that I had been very tongue tied since I was an infant. After working with Patrick McKeown M.A (TCD) FRSB, I understand how much this can affect not only my performance on the field but also my livelihood.
After getting the tongue procedure Dr. Denbar had me scheduled for the next several weeks on how to make sure it properly healed. After the surgery my tongue felt twice the size, with very little control of that new huge thing in my mouth.
Natalie was and is very professional and very knowledgeable about all things to do with the muscles of the face, tongue and beyond. I really liked learning from Natalie every week. The exercises she gave me weekly helped me get control of my tongue, which had a big downstream effect on my physical performance, especially in recovery. My tongue now rests in the proper position and now is getting better and better at doing the job it’s supposed to, which it hasn’t since I was an infant. And most of all Natalie was patient with my progress and the competitiveness that sometimes I couldn’t control. (Or my tongue that I couldn’t control.)
Dr. Denbar was very helpful along the way with my Myofunctional therapy as well. He suggested I tape my mouth shut at night, which I thought, and other people still think is crazy. But each night I sleep deeper and wake up more refreshed than ever. It is also the first time since college that I wake up without pain and numbness in my feet. And I contribute that 100% to the tape over my mouth and the Myofunctional therapy.
I believe the Myofunctional therapy helped me further my athletic abilities, especially in the aerobic capacity and in my recovery, which the more I learn is just as important as the training itself. I now see my competition in the light of breathing. If I constantly see them with their mouths open breathing, I know what is going on internally with them, and even if I don’t win right away in the first quarter I know by the fourth quarter I’m going to beat the brakes off of them.
Thanks guys for all your help! I’m very grateful for all your work! I pray for continued success for all of us!
I didn’t realise the detrimental effect of breathing through the mouth during rest and the importance of nasal breathing. Breathing too much actually reduces the amount of oxygen delivered throughout the body. This runs counter to the prevailing belief in sport but is based on medical physiology. We learn about the role oxygen plays in the body but not how oxygen is delivered from the red bloods cells and that is the important part to understand. Patrick McKeown M.A (TCD) FRSB book does just that, including exercises to simulate high altitude training to condition the body to do more with less. Implementing these exercises results in improved health and in turn better sports performance.
As a top level soccer player I have always had to be in top condition in order to compete and outperform my competitors. When it came to endurance I was always one of the most fit players, but I never knew I could become more fit just by learning to breathe correctly. Thanks to Patrick McKeown M.A (TCD) FRSB Oxygen Advantage and his team, I have seen a transformation not only in my training and performance, but in my overall well-being. The results from learning to breathe correctly will only continue to make me a better player!
At the age of 55, one of my joys in life is training for and competing in sprint triathlons. Becoming efficient with available time is crucial for me to be able to compete well, maintain a full time practice and still spend quality time with my wife and children. This year I discovered Oxygen Advantage and implemented it’s breathing techniques while swimming, biking and running. It taught me how to be more effective in my breathing and I soon noticed that during routine workouts I was very familiar with, I was breathing easier and noticeably less fatigued. The benefits of my new breathing became very apparent to me during my last triathlon, which I have competed in three times, when I reduced my 750m swim time by 2 minutes (as compared to my previous best) and subsequently won the Master’s Division which is comprised of those over 40. Additionally, I even came in 3rd overall.
This program has been a remarkable tool to improve my training and my everyday well-being.
Since attending Patrick McKeown M.A (TCD) FRSB workshop, I have integrated nasal and reduced breathing into my daily life, as well as into my training schedule. I now find that after intensive bursts of physical activity, either a training drill or a round in a fight, it is so much easier to re-gain control of my breathing. Oxygen Advantage helps me to calm my breathing down very quickly, by focusing on my breath in the way Patrick McKeown M.A (TCD) FRSB taught me to and of course, by keeping my mouth closed. I now feel an increased confidence in my physical ability, which in turn helps my mental endurance during competitive bouts.
For any athlete, oxygen is king. Despite this the role of breathing is seldom considered. The Oxygen Advantage is about breathing to improve oxygen uptake, along with specific breath holding techniques to simulate high altitude training. Having a higher aerobic and anaerobic capacity enables us to do more with less, to exercise faster and further with each breath.
The Oxygen Advantage is a simple yet revolutionary approach to improving your body’s oxygen use and, with it, your health and sports performance –whether you’re a recovering couch potato or an Ironman Triathlon Champion.
Patrick McKeown M.A (TCD) FRSB introduces readers to the “Oxygen Advantage,” an innovative but complex breathing technique that purportedly improves overall health… Patrick McKeown M.A (TCD) FRSB confident attitude should help his book appeal to a wide audience.
Oxygen is the forgotten nutrient and you can have too much and too little. Many more health problems than most realise result because of it. This book provides a vital missing piece in the health equation.
Patrick McKeown M.A (TCD) FRSB Oxygen Advantage breathing techniques bring simple solutions empowering our daily efforts to build up wellness, health, and fitness in a few weeks program. These are evidence based and cost-effective techniques.
The materials and concepts Patrick McKeown M.A (TCD) FRSB brings us in ‘The Oxygen Advantage’ are consistent with currently accepted western medical physiologic theories and, surprisingly, correlate well with the philosophies of many eastern sciences. Please remember that not everyone breathes in the same way, but only those who breathe in the right way will gain the best benefits from their physical exercise.