How Do You Take In More Oxygen and Use That Oxygen More Efficiently? Interview with Patrick McKeown of The Oxygen Athlete
What’s the best way to get more oxygen into your system when you’re in the middle of a hard training run?
That’s a question today’s guest, Patrick McKeown, has the answer to, and it’s probably not the answer you’d expect!
Patrick McKeown is the author of the book The Oxygen Athlete, in which he proposes methods to increase your body’s oxygen efficiency very quickly, mostly through a basic step: breathing through your nose.
As difficult and backwards as they may sound, Patrick has some great research and data to back up his theory. To help you better understand why and how this process works, Patrick is on the show today to talk about:
- The physiological differences between breathing through your nose and through your mouth.
- Transitioning from breathing through your mouth to breathing through your nose.
- Using breath-holding to simulate high altitude training.
- Achieving higher levels of concentration during both training and the rest of life through proper breathing.
I think this is a must-listen interview for anybody who hasn’t investigated this method of breathing yet.
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