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A Course in Breathing How to Breathe for Improved Health, Muscle Mass, Strength or Endurance
by Karsten Jensen
Pages: 95 eBook size: 7.75 X 10 Video running time: 59 min. (16 videos + 8 bonus videos in 5 .zip archives) Total file size: 492 MB
Attention Strength Coaches and Personal Trainers: Who wants to learn The Simplest, Most Cost Effective and Most Powerful Way to Dramatically Increase the Effect of Any Training Program?
Lift yourself out of the confusion and see the big picture with the MOST comprehensive crash Course in Breathing - EVER
How To INSTANTLY increase energy, flexibility, strength and endurance with 11 Extraordinary, Effective Breathing Techniques that will increase the effectiveness of ANY other exercise that you give to your athletes or clients
Dear Strength Coach /Personal Trainer,
We live in a time where we are expected to take a “specialist” certification for every little niche of our profession.
We can become “stretching specialists”, “speed power specialists”, “kettlebell specialist”...I am sure that you can continue the list.
I am the first to welcome education. We deserve it and our clients deserve it. The problem is not the education – the problem is the FRAGMENATION of the topics of the certifications.
Our brain, that contains our knowledge base, becomes like a hard drive that needs defragmentation because the various files have been stored inefficiently and the information is not “working together” to produce an outcome that is GREATER than the sum of the pieces.
If we take a course in stability training, we will learn about the benefits of training on unstable equipment. If we take an Olympic weightlifting certification in the next weekend we will learn that the only thing that really matters is to GET STRONGER and that “you can’t get strong by training on a stability ball.”
These contradictions used to confuse me, until I realized that the contradictions can only exist when we lack the BIG picture. Therefore, contradictions are no longer a source of frustration for me, but an “invitation” to search for the bigger picture - and I spent a significant portion of my research time doing so.
You are about to learn about the results of my – so far - 25-year long search for the BIG picture on a VERY important topic that, once mastered, will enhance your benefit from EVERY “specialist” certification you have ever taken.
(My knowledge of this topic – which I am sharing with you in this crash course - the most comprehensive crash course available on this topic – helps the athletes and clients I work with reap greater benefits from ANY exercise I prescribe in ANY block from The Flexible Periodization Method.)
I am about to share my knowledge about ONE, easy-to-learn tool that works to improve a variety of seemingly unrelated scenarios like health, digestion, muscle mass and strength.
This ONE tool is not only EXTREMELY versatile it is also COST EFFECTIVE.
This ONE tool is not only versatile and cost effective; it is also EASY TO USE.
This ONE tool is not only versatile, cost effective and easy to use; it also creates results QUICKLY – in many cases INSTANTLY.
This ONE tool sounds like something that a company would have spent 10 years and millions of R&D dollars to develop, but – as the headline of this letter suggests – we are talking about BREATHING here.
Do YOU have clients that show up for their training sessions totally stressed? – Breathing in the RIGHT way can calm them down before the session and help them sleep at night.
DO YOU have clients that complain about poor digestion? – Breathing in the RIGHT way can help stimulate those bowels. (Yes, it is true what they say: A good "movement" is the most underrated thing in the world.)
DO YOU have clients that complain about lack of energy? – Breathing in the RIGHT way can increase their energy at anytime during the day (and save their adrenals from yet another Starbucks with triple cream and triple sugar).
DO YOU train athletes/clients who want to pack on muscle? – Breathing in the RIGHT way can help stimulate the body’s OWN production of Growth Hormone, instead of spending 100’s of dollars on (il)legal supplements.
DO YOU train clients who want to improve strength? Breathing in the RIGHT way can help stabilize their core (without sky-rocketing the blood-pressure) and thus, allow them to train with heavier loads.
DO YOU train clients/athletes who want to improve their endurance? Breathing in the RIGHT way will help them continue for a longer period of time at a LOWER heart rate.
Considering the range of goals that are supported by breathing in the RIGHT way, knowing how to breathe in the RIGHT way, should be a HIGLY valued skill, but maybe you are not convinced about the importance of breathing the right way yet .
Maybe you belong to the “just breathe naturally” party and see no need for A Course in Breathing (the most comprehensive crash course in breathing EVER).
Is this why EVERYONE must be taught how to breathe?
It’s true that most of our athletes and clients will “get by” by “breathing naturally,” some of them – often the same athletes that are talented enough to become world champions against all odds - will do really well - without ever hearing a word about breathing.
If you only work with the “super talents ,“ you may not need A Course in Breathing. However, if you have other types of athletes and clients and are interested in the skills to help ALL these athletes and clients with ALL the above mentioned goals, then you will want to keep reading to the end of this page. A Course in Breathing teaches you 11 EXTRAORDINARY Effective ways to Breathe that gives you the BIG picture by covering the “whole gamut” of goals that breathing the RIGHT way can be used to achieve.
I have been fascinated by breathing since, as a young tennis player, I was taught to “exhale through the point of impact.” That was 25 years ago and I have since studied countless resources on breathing that span everything from current medical textbooks – during my 5 years in the University of Copenhagen - to a century old course in Muscle Control.
I have taught the MOST EFFECTIVE techniques I have found to athletes (recreational to Olympic level) from 20 different sports to help them improve anything from relaxation to maximal strength performance.
Course attendee feedback from the recorded presentation: "Very different, great ideas. I like how unbelievably knowledgeable and well read he is, great book, recommendations, bring him back."
Most resources on breathing teach one or few of the breathing techniques or teach breathing from ONE perspective or school (like yoga); but in order to get the BIG picture and FULLY understand breathing, you need to appreciate the whole range of goals from STRESS reduction to STRENGTH, that breathing can help accomplish.
UNTIL NOW, NO SUCH RESOURCE EXISTED IN ONE PLACE and therefore I decided to share the most effective techniques I successfully use in this comprehensive “crash course” consisting of a 36-page manual and 4 videos (about 1 hour): The 7 different purposes of breathing – having this knowledge makes motivating the athletes/clients for breathing a breeze
The Mechanics of breathing and the 8 parameters that define the breath
Breathing to balance your energy –Save your coffee money AND your adrenals
Breathing for health - get those bowels moving and flatten those abs and the 2 components of a good looking midsection
Breathing for flexibility and joint mobility exercises - Increase flexibility instantly without the counterproductive habit of counting the duration of stretch
Optimal breathing to stimulate muscle mass – the overlooked ingredient in the 20 most famous squat programs ever
Q and A on Hyperventilation
Breathing to enhance maximal strength. - It is neither “bracing” nor “drawing in”
Application of French Press Diaphragmatic Breathing
Breathing to Enhance Endurance - Instantly improve performance in circuits and energy systems training
9 BONUS videos including the FIRST breathing exercise I teach to clients and why it must precede breathing for strength.
Are you among the more than 17,000 trainers who have already seen this exercise?
In this “not-to-be-found-anywhere-else” course you will not only learn the different breathing techniques so you can master them yourself, but you will also learn how to teach the techniques to your clients, because we have all learned the HARD way that the skillset to do something ourselves and the skillset to teach the same feat to our clients is only partially overlapping (yes, that was an understatement).
Apply these breathing techniques correctly and you will see better results – very often INSTANTLY – with any other exercise you do. Thus, learning effective breathing techniques will “leverage” all other exercise courses that you have ever taken.
Depending on how you learn best, you can study the manual first. If you are looking for one particular technique, it can take you as little as 5-10 minutes before you are “up and running.”
For those of you who prefer to watch the video first, I have made it easy to find any given technique by having a separate video clip for each technique on the videos. (The video clips are a seminar recording that is based on the manual, but in several cases I go beyond the manual on the videos – Including a short comment on how to breathe for better sex.)
Like one of the Marx Brothers said about sex - breathing is here to stay. Breathing is truly a foundation that will take you way beyond gimmicks and fads that come and go.
Regardless, of your workspace (gym, studio, in home or boot-camp) your can utilize your knowledge of better breathing techniques. There are no requirements for extra investments in equipment, no requirements for extra space – your client (and you!) can benefit from breathing ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.
Course attendee feedback from the recorded presentation: "Excellent, everyone should attend this workshop."
How much would it be worth to you to have “A Course in Breathing” on your computer within the next 10 minutes and start using the techniques with your clients tomorrow?
It is “choice-time” and you are going to decide if A Course in Breathing is worth your time and worth your money!
I can’t give any promises about what A Course in Breathing will be worth to you – that depends on how well you apply these principles - but I CAN tell you what the principles and techniques in this course are worth to ME. I am able to take on a variety of athletes and clients with a variety of needs ranging from the ones who need to de-stress, to the ones who are looking to squat double or triple their body weight.
I am able to help these athletes and clients achieve INSTANT relaxation, INSTANT increases in energy, INSTANT increase in flexibility, INSTANT increase in strength and INSTANT increase in endurance.
Last, but certainly not least – maybe I should not even admit this – it’s “pride and passion” – I am simply fascinated by breathing and using these techniques make me feel that I “know my stuff.”
About the author
In 1989 I started a basic 2-year education in math and physics at the University Centre of Roskilde, Denmark. Finishing that in 1991, I started on a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Copenhagen. From 1994 to 1998 I studied part-time in order to complement my educational efforts with practical teaching experience in a high school (physical education). I completed my Masters degree in 1999, writing a thesis about "Weight Training and Plyometric Training to Improve Vertical Jumping".
With the help of one of my University teachers I made contact with one of the top Danish volleyball teams in 1997. About half a year later I started working with the National Men’s And Women’s Teams, a position I held until 2000.
In 1999, shortly after getting my Masters degree, I became the first full-time Strength and Conditioning Coach hired by the Danish National Elite Sports Institution (Team Danmark). I have worked with internationally ranked athletes from a variety of sports including volleyball, figure skating, judo, ju-jitsu, wrestling, fencing, waterskiing, tennis, table tennis and badminton. The accomplishments of those athletes include European Championships (waterskiing), World Championships (badminton), World Games win (ju-jitsu) and Olympic medals (table tennis and badminton).