Breathing retraining provides many amazing benefits to improve high-level cardiovascular endurance fast and naturally with an increase in VO2max for professional athletes and even beginners in long-distance running, cross-country skiing, triathlon, cycling and swimming. – Improve Cardio Endurance And VO2max.
Dr. Artour Rakhimov, a former individual coach of two World Champions (may years ago), is a breathing practitioner and trained world-class athletes and endurance athletes. How can breathing retraining help people that practice endurance sports? Such sports include triathlon, cycling, long-distance running and cross-country skiing. The effects are enormous because people will run and perform faster with breathing retraining. This occurs if they change their unconscious or automatic breathing patterns.
This is a tricky topic. People believe if they breathe more they get more oxygen. When people hyperventilate, we get less CO2 and this causes a constriction of blood vessels. Therefore, we get less oxygen. The hard part of training is if we breathe too much we get less CO2. We also get negative effects of oxygen delivery. Athletes do not forcibly try to hyperventilate. If they try to breathe too little that would create too much air hunger and oxygen would also not be delivered. The process of breathing retraining takes a lot of time.
If you take someone that is performing a moderate amount of exercise. For example, one hour of running. This average person takes about 3 hours to perform a marathon. If they practice breathing retraining they can shorten this time by 10 to 15 minutes. This occurs just by changing the way they breathe at rest. If someone over breathes at rest and this includes even top athletes, they breathe about 12 litres per minute. If they start running, their breathing intensifies by about 10 times, they breathe 120 litres per minute.
Yoga masters from hundreds of years ago would breathe about 4 litres per minute. There are medical studies that show people breathing from about 90 years ago. Many athletes have won races on the highest level with 100% breathing with the nose. If they breathe easily at rest and they have 50 to 60 seconds for the body-oxygen test, this makes it easy to perform nasal breathing and exercise at the same time. Many of Dr. Artour Rakhimov’s top students changed their breathing and they started to enjoy exercise. When they start running, they naturally breathe through their nose without noticing it.
More about how to improve cardio endurance and Vo2max with breathing retraining – https://www.normalbreathing.com/cardiovascular-endurance.php .
Many athletes were studied in one race and about 3 people in a thousand were breathing through their nose. The rest were mouth-breathing.
Many sick people that achieve 50 to 60 seconds for the body-oxygen test or the control pause test, they can start doing long distancing running. They exercise for 2 to 3 hours a day with nasal breathing. They have a very quick recovery time. Their immune system functions better. Sleep improves to 4 and a half hours naturally. They have a lot of energy.
Breathing retraining would provide numerous and tremendous benefits to endurance athletes. It would take a lot of time to change these breathing patterns at rest. When achieving high levels for the CP test, it is best to gradually increase intensive exercise because the joints and other parts of the body have to get stronger as well.
The YouTube URL of this video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xV8kmbu-h8 /.
The video features Volker Schmitz (Buteyko breathing practitioner from Hamburg, Germany) and Dr. Artour Rakhimov (Buteyko Practitioner Master Trainer from Toronto, Canada).
The video description was created with participation of Chris Prokop (Mississauga, Canada).