Episode # 128

Brian MacKenzie on the Benefits of Nasal Breathing, Downregulation & More!

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Released on September 7, 2017


1:00 – Show Intro – Joe introduces this week’s sponsor and gives an overview of today’s show

9:35 – Brian Mackenzie interview begins…

12:00 – Brian’s athletic background

Brian Mackenzie changed Joe D’s opinion of the Training Mask after explaining his alternative use of the device.

22:15 – Brian talks about completing a 100-MILE run!

28:35 – Why Brian became interested in the art of breathing

29:40 – How Brian utilizes the Training Mask (HINT: It’s NOT to simulate “altitude training”)

38:00 – Joe’s original opinion of the Training Mask

46:00 – Using your breath to recover quicker

53:00 – Getting your breathing “fingerprint”

60:20 – Technique for getting your heart rate to slow down

62:40 – Becoming adapted to CO2 via nasal breathing

64:55 – The affect of mouth-breathing vs. nasal breathing on your immune system

68:05 – What “heart rate variability” does NOT account for

71:15 – Brian takes Joe through his “Step Up” breathing protocol


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  1. Hey Joe,
    Episode was awesome. Was it just me or is it difficult to follow the breathing drills? I don’t have a lot of experience with breathing exercises but I’m looking for a way to hack my stress and sleep or stay asleep better. Great guest.

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