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Two Powerful Pillars


  • Functional Breathing Training
  • Reduce Breathlessness
  • Improve Oxygen Delivery
  • Dilate your Nose & Lungs
  • Improve Core Strength
  • Sleep Better-Increase Energy


  • Achieve your Personal Best
  • Delay Lactic Acid & Fatigue
  • Improve Repeated Sprint Ability
  • Prevent Gassing Out Too Soon
  • Stimulate Anaerobic Glycolysis
  • Push Your Limits


“I have taken the Oxygen Advantage Instructor course and can’t say enough good things about it! I have been taping my mouth for my strength training sessions as well as my Tactical training. I have been playing with the knowledge Patrick McKeown has so willingly shared and began experimenting with my Team. The conditioning results have been exceptional but I expected that based on what I learned in the course. Using OA for the reduction of stress in SWAT and other High Stress Law Enforcement activities is what I am most interested in now and I have a lot to ...
Julien Billaut
Julien Billautworking for Australian Canoeing and the New South Wales Institute of Sport as a Canoe Slalom High Performance Coach towards Tokyo 2020.
“Mastering one of the most powerful mechanism in our body can have a tremendous impact on both well being and performance. Because we breath 24/24, breath training is potentially endless. I have been looking for a technique that could effortlessly trigger diaphragmatic breathing to improve the mind/ body connection. Thanks to the Oxygen Advantage, I have discovered that nose breathing and breath holds could also enhance the fitness level of my athletes through simulation of altitude training. Moving towards the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, we have now integrated the Oxygen advantage breathing techniques into our daily training and recovery.” ...
Ben Greenfield
Ben GreenfieldAuthor of the New York Times bestseller book, Beyond Training
"The Oxygen Advantage is one of the best books that I have read this entire year...one of my favorite books in the world actually"
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 ...
Andy Fisher
Andy FisherFounder of the ‘Hero Forge' project and author of a book by the same name
“Patrick McKeown is a researcher and coach at the cutting edge of optimal breathing strategies. He works with world class athletes as well as everyday people, using simple exercises to help them to correct dysfunctional breathing patterns which can result in life-changing health and fitness benefits”
Jen Li Sheng
Jen Li ShengGenesis Gym Singapore senior instructor and 4 times Singapore Strongest Man. Sydney 2017 Oxygen Advantage Instructor Training Participant.
“This is one of the best courses I have attended, and offered so much more beyond the book in terms of information and practical application. Patrick breaks down the physiology of breathing, and how it affects performance, health, and physical well being.”
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.”
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.
Tamara Gillest
Tamara GillestYoga Therapist and Teacher
“The Yoga Sutras don’t actually suggest big breaths and this is a very misunderstood concept in yoga. The Sutras talk about breath retention and slowing the breath down. When the breath moves too much, the mind also moves too much. Try slowing your breath down and breathing less to test out the effects on overall calmness. You will experience a deeper state of meditation if you can reduce your breath. Next time your teacher suggests a big breath, think deep instead of big. Try to breathe down into your belly, allowing your diaphragm to ...
Nick Littlehales
Nick LittlehalesElite Sports Sleep Coach & Author of Sleep
In his excellent book The Oxygen Advantage, something of a bible on nose-breathing, Patrick McKeown writes, 'Breathing through the mouth has been proven to significantly increase the number of occurrences of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea...As any child is aware, the nose is made for breathing, the mouth for eating.'
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.
Maria Moran
Maria MoranEuropean kettlebell champion 2016
Hi Patrick, I am enjoying reading The Oxygen Advantage immensely. I have implemented nasal breathing as much as possible, and am telling my chest and abdomen to relax. I'm much more conscious of my breathing at work, when walking and throughout the day. I can easily run 5/10k now, and cycle, while only nasal breathing. This has been a revelation. I also try to only nasal breathe while I train. I recently travelled to Poland to represent Ireland in the European Kettlebell Championships and won gold in my category with a 41 rep PB. I was unusually calm in the ...
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/
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!
Sarah Lafferty
Sarah Lafferty
I wanted to write to thank you for sharing your amazing breathing technique and making it so easy to learn and follow. I have had insomnia and anxiety for years, which I just assumed was 'hard wired'. After making some simple changes - doing the mouth taping, the light breathing exercises and some of the walking / jogging exercises I feel like a completely new person. I sleep solidly through the night. I feel like I can take anything on at work and any stressor that comes up. I am no longer chronically congested and clearing my throat. I even ...
Amazon Customer
Amazon Customer
Stumbled upon this book. I've had exercise induced asthma and allergies that I thought I'd have to manage for the rest of my life. Honestly this book has changed my life. Through taping my mouth at night and breathing through my nose while running and cycling, it seems to have eliminated my asthma and allergies have also vastly reduced. I have applied principles this over 3 months and seen benefits almost immediately.Feel lucky to have found this and happy to spread the word.
Amazon customer
Amazon customer
I was amazed and excited to read this book. I have been crosscountry and road running for 50 years and never once did it occur to me that I could run breathing through my nose. I have followed the well laid out programme starting with 'breath light to breath right', followed by breath holding at home and during regular walks. I have increased my running mileage to 9 miles, entirely using nasal breathing. My BOLT score has increased from an initial 28 to 40+. I have just turned 70 and although running is a little more demanding I am enjoying ...
Michael O’Shaughnessy
Michael O’ShaughnessyLinkedIn Regional Wellness Specialist Dublin HQ and EMEA
I found Patrick by chance really. I was looking to bring a speaker in to talk to our staff, a speaker related to one of our wellness tenants. With Breathing being one of our wellness tenants I found Patrick online. I was immediately intrigued as soon as I started to read his material as I felt my own breathing could definitely improve with his methods. Patrick came and spoke to our staff for just over an hour and the presentation and material were both excellent. Both practical and informative I and the staff walked away with methods and information ...
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 ...
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.