Training the respiratory system is a fundamental requirement if you’re looking to optimise performance and health.
Breathing is one of the body’s fundamental systems, but it’s often the least trained. For millennia, humans have been attuned to the power of conscious breathing, the connection between our respiratory and nervous systems, and the impact of breathing on health and performance.
Our breathing training starts with assessing how you breathe, revealing whether this core function is assisting or limiting how you act, feel, and think. We then work to improve respiratory system understanding and control, enabling you to calm the mind and body, and improve the way you handle stress.
Our Performance Breathing training also has a direct effect on endurance, power, precision, and recovery.
Taking conscious control of breathing to better regulate your physiological and psychological response to stress and pressure. We utilize specific breathing protocols that regulate the nervous system and create a calm state which can be replicated in dynamic settings.
Learning to breathe more efficiently with better access to the primary muscle of breathing: the diaphragm. By strengthening the respiratory muscles, we increase power, endurance, strength, and core stability.
C02 buildup in the body is the primary driver of your breathing rate and depth. We focus on training that increases your tolerance to high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and low levels of oxygen (O2). The end goal is to be able to match the intensity and rate of your breathing to the intensity of the exercise or your energy output. This has a huge ripple effect into endurance, mental focus and recovery.
Improves blood circulation and oxygen delivery to the cells.
Reduces onset and endurance of breathlessness.
Reduces energy use associated with breathing.
Maximises vagal tone (stimulating the vagus nerve, triggering the body’s relaxation response or parasympathetic nervous system).
Maintains parasympathetic–sympathetic balance (the balance between a state of relaxation and arousal).
Increases heart rate variability (HRV – the measure of the variation between each heartbeat. A high HRV is desirable and indicates greater resilience to stress).
Improves sleep, focus, concentration, and overall calmness.
Improves posture and spinal stabilisation.
Improves functional movement to reduce the risk of injury.
Improves aerobic capacity by improving oxygen uptake.
Improves anaerobic capacity by forcing the body into the same anaerobic state experienced during short periods of intense exercise, but without the risk of injury or need for recovery.
Increases peak oxygen uptake (VO2 max) and running economy.
Increases maximum tolerance to breathlessness.
Improves respiratory muscle strength.
Helps maintain fitness during rest or injury.
Reduces ventilatory response to hypercapnia (high CO2) and hypoxia (low O2).