Brian Mackenzie is an innovator in human performance on stress adaptation and a pioneer in the development and application of custom protocols to optimize human health and performance. His work harnesses and integrates respiratory, movement, strength, conditioning and endurance-based training approaches to elicit unprecedented positive results. His protocols have been used to accelerate and raise both mental and physical performance in world-class Olympic and professional athletes, top executives, and elite military operators, as well as to improve the health for people suffering from various chronic and pathological issues.
0:09:50 Podcast begins
0:10:30 What is the story behind your tattoos?
0:13:50 The breath is the most potent control of our nervous system
0:18:20 What is the point of modifying our breath in the first place?
0:25:00 We are over-breathing!
0:28:10 What is the “bohr effect?”
0:30:55 Other animals will die if they mouth-breath
0:37:30 Working breathing protocols with top-level athletes who are naturally more anxious
0:41:10 What are the 5 “gears” of breathing? And how can we leverage this positively?
0:44:55 Shifting from nasal breathing to mouth breathing shifts what source of fuel our body uses!
0:47:30 We all have a different tolerance of CO2 in our systems
0:55:25 If you blow off too much CO2, you can run into issues
1:00:50 How do we know how much CO2 we can tolerate?
1:04:45 What are some adjustments you will make with high-level athletes?
1:11:15 How can I (as a surfer) improve my breath?
1:17:25 Is there any benefit to nasal-breathing for recovery?
1:23:35 Basic examples of morning breath work
1:31:15 What is the most radical thing that Brian has done recently?
1:35:40 What diet does Brian follow?
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