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The Oxygen Advantage
Breathing Program

Simulate High
Altitude Training

As applied by elite athletes Jade Barber, Chris Giesting and Patrick Feeney


  • Delay the onset of fatigue and lactic acid.
  • Improve aerobic performance.
  • Improve running economy.
  • Improve VO2 max (maximal oxygen uptake).
  • Improve delivery of oxygen to organs and working muscles.
  • Reduce breathlessness during physical exercise.
  • Help prevent exercise induced asthma.
  • Help maintain fitness during rest or injury.
  • Help maintain focus and concentration during competition.

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The Oxygen Advantage Program consists of high performance breathing exercises to simulate high altitude training at sea level. These exercises help to maximize oxygen carrying capacity and delivery for aerobic and anaerobic improvement.

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The Oxygen Advantage program teaches you to measure and reduce breathlessness during physical exercise.

By following this program you will:

  • Learn to nose breathe to improve oxygen uptake.
  • Learn to improve your tolerance to reduced oxygen and increased carbon dioxide.
  • Learn to prevent exercise induced asthma
  • Learn to improve overall performance, focus and quality of sleep.

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What Others Say

Dr. Joseph Mercola
Dr. Joseph Mercolafounder of Mercola.com
“Many know that I am a major fan of using simple, inexpensive lifestyle changes to avoid expensive and dangerous medications and surgery. The Oxygen Advantage, which is an extension of Patrick McKeown’s work as a Buteyko coach, is one strategy that I believe should be included in your health habit arsenal. There simply are no downsides that I can identify and there are massive upsides. I use it personally, and would strongly encourage you to apply it to your life so you can reap the rewards.”
Danny Dreyer
Danny DreyerFounder of ChiRunning and ChiWalking
“Patrick’s book, The Oxygen Advantage is a godsend for anyone wishing to improve their performance in a way that doesn’t involve hours of strenuous workouts, drills, and endless miles of running. I’ve been doing nose breathing for the past ten years and it has totally revolutionized my running and seriously dropped my effort levels… at every speed! It’s simple to incorporate into your training and your daily life. and the results are astounding. I now recommend it in all of my running classes and training programs. Every runner or athlete should have this book. If you’re not breathing right, you’re working too hard.”
Jade Barber
Jade BarberUSA Track and Field Athlete
What Patrick and his team have been able to accomplish with their research and practice is astounding. They have introduced certain types of exercises that call for you to hold your breath while walking, jogging and sometimes running. Like running wasn’t hard enough already. Essentially, they’ve figured out a way to improve your oxygen carrying capacity and deliver more oxygen to your organs and muscles. Another goal is to train the body to reduce lactic acid build up, thereby delaying the onset of fatigue. http://GoIrishRunners.com/
Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly
McKeown introduces readers to the “Oxygen Advantage,” an innovative but complex breathing technique that purportedly improves overall health… McKeown’s confident attitude should help his book appeal to a wide audience.
For any athlete, oxygen is king. Despite this the role of breathing is seldom considered. The Oxygen Advantage is about breathing to improve oxygen uptake, along with specific breath holding techniques to simulate high altitude training. Having a higher aerobic and anaerobic capacity enables us to do more with less, to exercise faster and further with each breath.
Laura Reynolds
Laura ReynoldsOlympic Athlete, 2012 Summer Olympics
I didn’t realise the detrimental effect of breathing through the mouth during rest and the importance of nasal breathing. Breathing too much actually reduces the amount of oxygen delivered throughout the body. This runs counter to the prevailing belief in sport but is based on medical physiology. We learn about the role oxygen plays in the body but not how oxygen is delivered from the red bloods cells and that is the important part to understand. Patrick McKeown’s book does just that, including exercises to simulate high altitude training to condition the body to do more with less. Implementing these exercises results in improved health and in turn better sports ...
Dr. Oz The Good Life
Dr. Oz The Good Life
Patrick McKeown, breathing trainer and author of The Oxygen Advantage, recommends breathing through your nose…It’ll feel weird, but within a few weeks, you’ll notice you can exercise longer and don’t tire as quickly.
Charles Edward G. Florendo
Charles Edward G. FlorendoM.D
The materials and concepts Patrick McKeown brings us in ‘The Oxygen Advantage’ are consistent with currently accepted western medical physiologic theories and, surprisingly, correlate well with the philosophies of many eastern sciences. Please remember that not everyone breathes in the same way, but only those who breathe in the right way will gain the best benefits from their physical exercise.
Patrick Holford
Patrick Holfordfounder of the Optimum Nutrition Bible
Oxygen is the forgotten nutrient and you can have too much and too little. Many more health problems than most realise result because of it. This book provides a vital missing piece in the health equation.
Jay Wisner Auburn Grad
Jay Wisner Auburn GradNFL Free Agent
I really enjoyed your book “The Oxygen Advantage,“ I wished I would have came across it in my childhood. I play football in the NFL and my bolt score was 13. 3 weeks later I'm at 30 and improving thanks to you. I play wide receiver so I am running a lot and it's gotten so easy. Your book was an eye opener to me and I am in better shape for another opportunity because I'm so much better at the simple act of breathing. It really does add up!Thanks!
Marek Lorenc MD
Marek Lorenc MDPresident of Integrative Medicine Institute Foundation
Patrick McKeown`s Oxygen Advantage breathing techniques bring simple solutions empowering our daily efforts to build up wellness, health, and fitness in a few weeks program. These are evidence based and cost-effective techniques.
J. Michael Adame DDS
J. Michael Adame DDSDiplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
At the age of 55, one of my joys in life is training for and competing in sprint triathlons. Becoming efficient with available time is crucial for me to be able to compete well, maintain a full time practice and still spend quality time with my wife and children. This year I discovered Oxygen Advantage and implemented it’s breathing techniques while swimming, biking and running. It taught me how to be more effective in my breathing and I soon noticed that during routine workouts I was very familiar with, I was breathing easier and noticeably less fatigued. The benefits of my new breathing became very apparent to me during my ...
Allie Wisner Utah ’13
Allie Wisner Utah ’13Professional National Women’s Soccer League Player
As a top level soccer player I have always had to be in top condition in order to compete and outperform my competitors. When it came to endurance I was always one of the most fit players, but I never knew I could become more fit just by learning to breathe correctly. Thanks to Patrick McKeown’s Oxygen Advantage and his team, I have seen a transformation not only in my training and performance, but in my overall well being. The results from learning to breathe correctly will only continue to make me a better player!