What is Oxygen Advantage

 

The Oxygen Advantage is a respiratory conditioning program that is ultimately designed to simulate high altitude training for sports people and athletes. Some elite athletes have the privilege of being able to train in the mountains, at high altitude, but fortunately we can achieve the same effect with specific breath exercises.

Benefits of Oxygen Advantage

The Oxygen Advantage breathing program is scientifically proven to:

  • Improve Aerobic capacity – VO2 Max
  • Delay the onset of fatigue and Lactic acid
  • Improve respiratory muscle strength
  • Improve sprint ability
  • Increase in Erythropoietin (EPO) production which will produce an increased number of red blood cells (legally)
  • Improve running economy

Billericay Sports Therapy

 

At Billericay Sports Therapy we are a certified Oxygen Advantage practice, trained in person by Patrick McKeown, author of The Oxygen Advantage, and use the Oxygen Advantage methods on many sports people including top young amateur and professional athletes. We use this method on elite, international athletes to high effect. Here at Billericay Sports Therapy our knowledge of the science of breathing and the respiratory system dictates a guaranteed 100% success rate on improving training recovery rates and performance levels.

 

By doing specific breath holding exercises we can induce an increase in red blood cell production from the Spleen and from the Bone Marrow. Red blood cells carry oxygen. This ability to carry more oxygen and get increased oxygen delivery to the cells of the muscles produces significant improvements in fitness and performance levels.