Improve cardiovascular endurance and increase VO2max naturally with breath retraining – Interview with Dr. Artour Rakhimov


Breathing information and the use of body-oxygen levels for increased VO2max, better cardiovascular endurance and improved oxygen delivery to body cells during physical exercise. This video is for motivated athletes and even professionals in long distance running, marathon triathlon cross country skiing, orienteering, cycling, and so forth. This same information is helpful for COPD, cancer, HIV-AIDS, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, cystic fibrosis and many other health problems. In this video, Dr. Artour Rakhimov addresses the question, “How to improve cardiovascular endurance and VO2max naturally?”. More info with Tables and images can be found here: . The Spanish version of this page is “Resistencia Cardiovascular y Cómo Mejorar la Entrega de O2 – Mejorando la Resistencia Física” .

Dr. Artour Rakhimov’s method to improve cardiovascular endurance is to change unconscious breathing patterns throughout the day and night. He will go into detail about how people that have poor health or chronic health problems will have problems with exercising. An important factor that shows this correlation is the quantity of people’s breath per minute. The medical norm for breathing at rest is 6 litres per minute. This is a very small amount and there would be barely any noticeable bodily movements when breathing. On the homepage, it shows sick people breathe 2.5 times more than the medical norm or 15 litres per minute. This is a significant difference in air quantity and the type of health these people experience.

People that breathe a lot less than the medical norm have about 60 seconds for the body-oxygen test. Due to their unconscious and light breathing patterns, they have a lot more oxygen in their body. This means a lot more energy and a higher capacity to do intensive physical exercise. Also, they naturally breathe with their nose even during intensive exercise. Additionally, they sleep around 4 hours or less. There are many other associated health benefits for having such a high level for the body-oxygen test.

Sick people have around 12 seconds for the body-oxygen test. When they exercise they breathe with their mouth and have other problems. In turn, mouth breathing has drastic effects on body oxygen levels. If these individuals engage in light jogging, they need to use about 10 times more energy and oxygen than at rest. Also, they receive more CO2 in the body at this time. Furthermore, minute ventilation will be increased about 10 times.

A regular person will breathe about 60 liters per minute when exercising. During exercise, their breathing will get slightly louder. Sick people breathe about 15 liters per minute at rest. While they breathe about 10 times more when exercising and that is about 150 liters per minute. This is the maximum a person can breathe. This rate dramatically reduces their ability to physically exercise. In order to improve endurance, breathing patterns from the whole day should be examined.

Breathing exercises used by Dr. Artour Rakhimov include the Buteyko breathing technique. Dr. Buteyko was a leading Soviet physiologist. In the early 1960’s, he achieved the position as the Manager of the Respiratory Laboratory created for classified scientific research for the Soviet Cosmos and the first outer space missions (which had the 1964 flight of Yury Gagarin, the first man in space).

The Buteyko Method has been applied by medical doctors on more than 100,000 asthmatics, over 30,000 people with cardiovascular issues and thousands of patients with other conditions (diabetes, cancer, bronchitis, sleep apnea, HIV-AIDS, liver cirrhosis and more). Dr. Buteyko would instruct sick patients to do up to 2 to 3 hours of daily breath work. There are now many professional athletes in triathlon, cross country skiing, long distance running, marathon, orienteering, and cycling who benefited from the Buteyko method. Here is a “Breathing exercise to increase VO2max” .

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The video features Dr. Artour Rakhimov, an individual coach of 2 World Champions. Amazon writer and the creator of the website In this video, Chris Prokop interviewed Dr. Artour Rakhimov,

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