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The Chewjitsu Podcast

Oct 19, 2020

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. (Bio from

Brian discusses his start in learning about breathwork, the variety of breath practices and which ones to use for your sport, how to know when your opponent is tired in BJJ, the difference that happens in your body between breathing through your nose and mouth, how to calm down and reduce anxiety, the key and goal in training, how to breathe before BJJ competitions, how to prepare the body for better sleep, the "Gears of Breathing," Brian’s thoughts on the Wim Hoff breathing method, and how breathwork was vital in Brian's recovery from a serious spinal cord injury.

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