• The Oxygen Advantage

  • The Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Technique that Will Revolutionise Your Health and Fitness
  • By: Patrick McKeown
  • Narrated by: Alan Smyth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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By: Patrick McKeown
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Publisher's Summary

The secret to your health, fitness and overall wellbeing lies in the most basic and overlooked aspect of your workout: how you breathe. Developing body strength while ignoring breathing strength is counterproductive. 

In The Oxygen Advantage, Patrick McKeown combines his successful breathing exercises with techniques designed to simulate high-altitude training in a highly successful programme that will significantly improve anyone's health but will also empower athletes to improve their sports performance. These scientifically validated exercises have the potential to drastically improve your overall fitness, whether you are a habitual couch potato or an Ironman triathlon champion.

These easy-to-use techniques can help to reduce your breathlessness, improve your sleep as well as reduce anxiety and stress. Drawing on his own experiences as an ex-asthmatic and the work he has done to help athletes and asthma sufferers alike to achieve greater fitness, Patrick shows you the key to a healthier, fitter you.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Patrick McKeown (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

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Eye opening piece of information

I'm grateful to have found this book. it has helped me tremendously with my running performance and health in general.

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  • Kase Clark
  • 04-01-21

The importance almost lost by repetition

This book has some great advice and methods for improving health. All backed up by science and research. However, I did find the book lost its emphasis with all the added narrative and what felt like a long list of testimonials. I understand it and believe in the method but it was hard work to get the book finished.

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  • Cycle commuter
  • 01-15-21

too repeatitive

very important book for asthmatics but far too repeatitive if editted better it would have been more useful. one narrator far too repeatitive.

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  • A. Allison
  • 08-09-21

Please read / listen to this

I wish I had found this sooner. amazing content. As someone who has suffered with asthma all my life I've tried many methods to improve my athletic performance but I've always had my breathing hold me back. I changed sports and positiona to avoid having to do anything involving high levels of cardiovascular activity but this made things worse. After listening to this book it's really obvious what was going wrong. in now following the programs and after only a few days I'm noticing changes. This is a fantastic book and I can't wait to see my progress following the plans

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  • Dr H.
  • 12-19-20

Unique and insightful perspective

Well written and seemingly new perspective on control of breathing for health, performance and life in general!

I will be exploring and following the principles in this book from now on!!

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  • Stefan Wawrzyniak
  • 11-29-22

Good subject to think about

I deducted one star for many irrelevant stories and a bit repetitive. overall I give 5 star as subject and many interesting information was given. Good for sport people parents who has small kids asthmatics and any other whio want find out sometime interesting about breath ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨️

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  • Rostislav
  • 11-02-22

Amazing resource for everyone - not very active and highly active

It gives a lot of guidance and valuable facts. Worth reading and having it on paper as I do.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-09-22

excellent advice of which I was unaware

Great discussion of importance breathing for health. I learned so much and now have introduced breathing exercises in my regular jog. BP is improving

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-22

Cool concept, but way to soapy

Super cool book and concept, but I didn't need 13 chapters to understand the point. Way too much filler. All you need is the first 3 chapters and the last one.

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  • Ángela
  • 04-29-22

Muy bueno!!

Me encantó, todos deberiamos re aprender a respirar y compartir con todos, valiosa información

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  • MR D Shukla
  • 02-26-22

fantastic book about holding your breath

about this whole space through a friend luke.

really pleased I managed to actually complete this book, it's definitely underline the importance of breath holding in general. new sentence I even found myself recommending this to my family on our shared WhatsApp group.

as a consequence, I'm going to the search for a breathe coach to help me with my own journey as I just should my bolts score, and it's pathetic at less than 10 seconds exclamation marks

I wasn't even aware this was a thing until I read this book!

time to breathe like, to breathe right!

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  • LioraC
  • 05-15-21

Breath-giving info- how to breathe to support life

I've been studying breathing for about a year now, out of necessity having developed asthma during the bushfires of 2019/20 in Australia This was on top of breathing problems that I've had since an accident as a toddler.
My doctor diagnosed asthma and since I don't do drugs she suggested I look into Buteyko Breathing which took me to Patrick McKeown. The information in this book gives me the understanding I need to find my way back to breathing well. In my last GP visit she could not hear any crackling in my lungs, as well I can walk up hill easier. I'm not there yet - but I am on the way.
As for performance - I find in some chapters Alan Smyth speaks a bit too fast so I feel tense when I'm listening. But otherwise he's a good narrator.

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  • Sahand Mokhberi
  • 03-09-21

Invaluable information and insight on breathing

This book and Patrick's work is astonishing.
I have applied the knowledge to my life and my clients and I'm so happy with the results and could not recommend this and other Patrick's books enough.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-23-21

Excellent read.

Another great book on the power of the breath. A great follow up after Breath by James Nestor as it focuses on the performance side of breathing as well as overall health.

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  • Raffi
  • 11-02-21

CHANGED MY LIFE!

I am stopping anxiety and panic attacks dead in its tracks. Sleeping better and feeling great.
This book is a game changer.

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  • Johnny Trayes
  • 09-09-21

Brilliant and a must for anyone who breathes

Packed full of so much to learn and practice helps dispel myths and outdated ways to learn effectively how to breathe right for life and high performance sports and better quality of life . I also purchased the actual book best investment amazing audio book as well. Johnny Trayes Gold Coast Australia

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  • Nathan
  • 09-09-21

Fantastic Read or Listen

Highly recommended, breath work is so important to our overall health, that more people need to be aware.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-22-21

Brilliant

I wish everyone could read this book. It could be life changing. Little known information about the harm of breathing through the mouth - especially for children. Brilliantly researched and presented. With simple exercises to counteract the damage.

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  • Sue
  • 04-10-21

Brilliant read

This book will have you rethinking the way you breathe! After a week of practicing I am already noticing positive changes. Must read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-22

Excellent

This book has been a great help.
I am definitely enjoying the benefits of this lifelong resource.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-01-22

Interesting Read

Full of really good techniques that were easily followed. Worth adapting to thiscstyle of breathing.