Dr. Belisa Vranich's ground-breaking second book teaches the science, techniques, and benefits of breathing correctly and efficiently for warriors in all walks of life.
People are less in touch with their bodies—and especially their breathing—than ever before. Ironically, athletes and others who pride themselves on taking care of their bodies actually put themselves at greater risk. Why? Because they’re asking their body to take on next-level demands, but failing at life’s most essential skill: efficient breathing.
Proper breathing is the world’s most powerful biohack. Learning it will help you feel better, avoid injury, and perform at your very best (including in bed!). Champion gladiators, master martial artists, even spearfishers all had one thing in common: efficient breathing to achieve flawless execution.
An elite few still understand: Navy SEALs who need to make the perfect shot, super-elite weightlifters who truly understand how to harness and channel their energy, free-divers who can spend seemingly impossible amounts of time underwater, and high-profile execs who keep calm before multi-billion-dollar presentations.
You can learn their secrets.
From the corporate athlete to the tactical ninja, Breathing for Warriors is a practical, science-forward book that focuses on everything related to breathing and performance—from muscles and workouts to an impenetrable inner game.
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About the Author
Dr. Belisa Vranich is a clinical psychologist and fitness expert who teaches breathing exercises to athletes, first responders and law enforcement.
Brian Sabin is an award-winning writer and consultant. His work has appeared in VICE, Men’s Journal, and Runners World, among others. He is a lifelong athlete and former asthmatic-turned-Boston Marathon qualifier.
As a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of experience, DR. BELISA VRANICH has spent the last decade dedicating herself to the study of breathing. She is the founder of The Breathing Class and has appeared in dozens of national media outlets, including Anderson Cooper, CNN, Fox, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Men's Fitness and Huffington Post. She is the former sports psychologist for Gold's Gym.
Table of Contents
A NOTE OF CAUTION TO THE READER
1 BREATHING FIRE: A NEW PARADIGM FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE
2 CHOOSE YOUR ATHLETIC SUPERPOWER
3 HOW MODERN LIVING TOOK OUR BREATH AWAY
4 THE BREATHING IQ: ARE YOU BREATHING INTELLIGENTLY?
5 HOW TO BREATHE BETTER: FUNDAMENTALS
6 GAME CHANGER: LEARNING THE 360-DEGREE BREATH
7 POSTURE AND PELVIC FLOOR: HOW TO NOT END UP IN ADULT DIAPERS
8 BREATHING FOR ENDURANCE: HOW TO RUN FASTER (AND HAVE IT FEEL EASIER)
9 GETTING STRONGER, GOING LONGER: EXERCISES TO IMPROVE ENDURANCE
10 SEA, LAND, AND AIR(DYNE): APPLIED TECHNIQUES FOR ROWING, SWIMMING, AND BIKING
11 BREATHING FOR STRENGTH: DISCOVER YOUR INNER ANACONDA
12 MASTERING TENSION FOR MAXIMUM MUSCLE
13 APPLIED STRENGTH: HOW TO BREATHE DURING THE MAJOR LIFTS
14 BREATHING FOR PRECISION: LEARNING THE FINE ART OF LETHAL ACCURACY
15 APPLIED PRECISION: FINDING (AND EXTENDING) “THE SWEET SPOT” IN GOLF, SHOOTING, ARCHERY, AND POOL
16 BREATHING FOR RECOVERY: TECHNIQUES TO COME BACK FASTER AND STRONGER
17 BETWEEN YOUR EARS: BREATHING TECHNIQUES TO MASTER YOUR INNER GAME
ILLUSTRATION CAPTIONS WITH TEXT FROM THE ANATOMY OF BREATHING BY BLANDINE CALAIS