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The secret to your health, fitness and overall wellbeing lies in the most basic and overlooked aspect of your workout: how you breathe. Developing body strength while ignoring breathing strength is counterproductive.
In The Oxygen Advantage, Patrick McKeown combines his successful breathing exercises with techniques designed to simulate high-altitude training in a highly successful programme that will significantly improve anyone's health but will also empower athletes to improve their sports performance. These scientifically validated exercises have the potential to drastically improve your overall fitness, whether you are a habitual couch potato or an Ironman triathlon champion.
These easy-to-use techniques can help to reduce your breathlessness, improve your sleep as well as reduce anxiety and stress. Drawing on his own experiences as an ex-asthmatic and the work he has done to help athletes and asthma sufferers alike to achieve greater fitness, Patrick shows you the key to a healthier, fitter you.
McKeown introduces readers to the "Oxygen Advantage," an innovative but complex breathing technique that purportedly improves overall health, increases athletic performance, promotes rapid weight loss, and alleviates asthma. McKeown developed the program after training with a renowned Russian physician with experience in the Soviet space program; over the past 13 years he has successfully trained over 5000 people to stop "chronic overbreathing." McKeown explains how to use the body oxygen level test to assess breathing levels, then covers exercises and programs that include high-altitude training simulations. Some of the practices may strike readers as potentially unsafe, since they promote oxygen-deprived states, but McKeown is adamant that his life "was transformed completely by three simple (meditative) techniques." Success stories feature Olympic athletes, the formerly obese, and a patient who, like McKeown, alleviated chronic asthma. The book features a helpful "Quick Reference Summary," custom breathing exercises, and simple fill-in-the-blank progress charts. McKeown's confident attitude should help his book appeal to a wide audience.