Mind Set Game #8: Improve body oxygenation with Patrick McKeown

In this episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with World- renowned author and breathing practitioner Patrick McKeown who was educated at Trinity College in Dublin, before completing his clinical training in the Buteyko Breathing Method at the Buteyko Clinic, Moscow, Russia. This training was accredited by Professor Konstantin Buteyko.

From a young age, Patrick suffered from asthma and relied on an array of medicines and inhalers until he discovered the Buteyko Method at the age of 26, experiencing immediate relief from his symptoms. By applying the principals of the Buteyko Method, Patrick remains asthma-free since then, a feat that over 20 years of medication had failed to accomplish.

In a career spanning 15 years, Patrick has since also become a bestselling author and expert on the topic of optimal breathing for improved health, well-being and fitness.

“My mission is to empower people to take control of their own health, well-being and fitness using simple breathing exercises proven to improve body oxygenation”.

Since 2015, Patrick has been training Notre Dame elite track athletes Patrick Feeney, Chris Geisting and Jade Barber. Each athlete has credited the Oxygen Advantage® Program as playing a significant part in achieving their athletic goals. Patrick also trains NFL, Soccer and GAA players in The Oxygen Advantage® Program.

Patrick’s message is simple: “How you breathe at rest and during exercise will affect your overall performance. Learn to breathe correctly and see immediate results in your training.”

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Breathing hard (To test your breathing use the bolt score)
  • From an athletic point of view should you inhale and exhale through your nose in higher exercise intensity?
  • By improving your nose breathing, you can improve your VO2max, EPO and reducing the effects of Lactic Acid
  • Hyperventilation and panic attacks
  • Learning the Buteyko breathing techniques improved Patrick’s life after suffering from asthma all his life
  • I asked about exercise induced asthma

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