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Enhance Sports Performance

Sport cartoonHave you ever considered how your breathing might be limiting your sports performance?
If you find it difficult to breathe through your nose when exercising, if exercise makes you breathless, if you are slow to recover and if you suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned on this website, then getting your breathing assessed might be the single-most-important consideration to improve your fitness.

A poor breathing pattern will

  • limit oxygen exchange
  • increase the production of lactic acid and subsequently leave the athlete with residual muscle soreness
  • increase dehydration
  • increase the occurrence of cramp
  • increase recovery time
  • elevate the heart rate
  • increase baseline anxiety
  • contribute to poor sleep patterns.

The Buteyko Breathing Clinic's programme aims to normalise the breathing pattern. When the body is working within its physiologically normal parameters it can work at its optimum.

Many athletes both in New Zealand and internationally have used Buteyko to improve their sporting performance.

Kaytee Boyd Kaytee Boyd: 
"I refer my clients to Glenn’s breathing clinic and recommend his programme to boost performance in any sport."

Darnelle Timbs
(Picture courtesy of Wanganui Chronicle)

The New Zealand Herald reported on New Zealand international rower Darnelle Timbs and her success with Buteyko on 31 October 2005. Read her comments here.

Con Barrell

Former All Black, Con Barrell, tells his Buteyko story here.

 More testimonials from people whose sports have benefited from Buteyko here.


Dr Mercola – How mouth breathing during exercise may increase your risk for asthma and cardiac problems
Dr Joseph Mercola is a New York Times best-selling author. His website Mercola.com is the most-visited online natural health resource in the world. Mercola is promoting the benefits of Buteyko and uses Buteyko breathing techniques to boost his Peak Performance Fitness routine.  Read the full article here >>

Extreme Endurance Exercise: If You Do This Type of Exercise, You Could Be Damaging Your Heart


Glenn White can bring his Breathing and Sport Workshop to your sports club or school where you will reconsider everything you thought you knew about breathing to optimise sports performance, health and wellbeing.  Contact us for more information.

Helping people with breathing disorders since 2001

20 Arthur Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011, New Zealand  |  Phone +64 9 360 6291  |  Email info@buteykobreathing.nz

Download our leaflets [PDFs]:  Do you suffer from asthma or allergies? »    Do you snore or suffer from sleep apnoea? »

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