Breathe, Focus, Excel: Exercises, Techniques, and Strategies for Optimal Athletic Performance



You train your body for peak conditioning. You train your mind for mental toughness. Now train your breathing patterns to achieve your ultimate athletic potential.

In Breathe, Focus, Excel, Harvey Martin–breathing coach for top athletes and teams in the MLB, NHL, and NFL–explains the science behind breath work, how breathing affects various systems of the body, and why changing how you breathe can help you change your game.

Like any skill, breathing is a fundamental movement pattern that requires training to achieve mastery. Breathe, Focus, Excel guides you through breathing exercises that will expand the rib cage, protect the spine, and strengthen the pelvic floor. More importantly, each exercise is designed to help you improve performance:

  • Generate more power
  • Move with greater efficiency and ease
  • Expedite recovery
  • Improve aerobic capacity
  • Enhance decision-making and focus in competition
  • Reduce anxiety in high-stress, competitive situations

Breathe, Focus, Excel draws the connection between how you breathe and how you perform. Applicable to any sport, the invaluable instruction and real examples lead you to more efficient and effective breathing that will unlock your full performance potential.

Earn continuing education credits! A continuing education exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately, or as part of a package that includes both the book and the exam.

ISBN: 9781718210172
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Pub Date: 01/2023
Format: Paperback

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