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Breathing and Performance

The Training Mask is great tool to add to you training, especially when a coach like Brain Mackenzie walks you through how to use it properly.  In this episode of the DOC and JOCK Podcast, Dr. Danny recaps his weekend with Coach Brian Mackenzie.


Just Breathe Episode 51

Are You Optimizing Your Breathing To Improve Performance?


Episode at a Glance

In Episode 51 the Doc (Danny Matta) and Jock (Joe Szymanek) talk about Danny’s recent experience at Brian MacKenzie’s (the founder of CrossFit Endurance) Performance Breathing Camp. The fellas cover the in’s and out’s of Brian’s thoughts on using The Training Mask, incorporating Wim Hof breathing for better performance and of course getting naked in the snow.   


Quick Show Guide

0:00 – 2:45 Show Intro

Joe runs down the topics

2:45 – 8:00

Joe & Danny catch each other up on the last week. They talk about running around naked in the snow and intro on how the Wim Hof method of breathing helps deal with extreme cold exposure and talk some epic life hacks including an inversion table and the Squatty Potty.     


Joe interviews Danny on his experience at Brian MacKenzie’s “Performance Breathing Camp.” Danny talks about the idea of using the Training Mask into the athletic workspace. He covers the finer points of how and how not to use the mask.


Wim Hof. He’s not just some nut that can endure extreme cold. Danny fills us all in on how Brian MacKenzie is using Wim’s method to drastically increase performance. ALSO the fellas clear up the air on what IS actually causing that burning feeling in your body when you are working out. Is it lactic acid like your trainer or coach has mentioned or is it something else…


Danny spends some time talking about what his wife, Ashley, took away from Brian MacKenzie’s seminar. He also talks about how the training mask can help help strength the anterior stabilizers after pregnancy.


Danny throws some shade to dudes doing bicep curls wearing training mask, then gets into some deep knowledge on how using a Training Mask can help prime the entire breathing system for better performance in your workout.


This might be the most important moment of this weeks podcast. If you don’t listen to anything else skip to this and listen to Danny and Joe talk about HOW you can be a serious competitor at the Sport of Fitness or any other sport. The cliff note is anyone can do volume, but volume isn’t enough to compete at a high level.


Joe & Danny recap everything they covered in the podcast.


Closing notes and sponsor shout outs

Post Comments about this episode, potential topics, suggestions for interviews and questions to the Doc and Jock Website, facebook page, and twitter account.  Also be sure to reach out to Dr. Danny and Coach Joe at their personal social media accounts listed below in the show sponsor section.  

Webpage http://docandjock.com/

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Twitter @docandjock

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Also, please check out these links to the articles and content creators mentioned during our conversation.

Brian MacKenzie https://www.facebook.com/unscaredinc | http://athletecell.com/ | http://crossfitendurance.com

Wim Hof http://www.wimhofmethod.com/

Joe Rogan interviews Wim Hof https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np0jGp6442A

The Training Mask http://www.trainingmask.com/

More on the Show Sponsors

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Doc and Jock would like to thank official Show Sponsor Mobility WOD for their support.  Please gang head over to www.mobilitywod.com for all you mobility needs where you will find the latest MWOD products, episodes, upcoming seminars, daily MWODS, help finding a provider and the subscription services Mobility WOD Pro.  Mobility WOD PRO is a perfect resource for any coach looking to up their positional knowledge base and infect their community with true suppleness!      

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Athletes’ Potential – Where Movement is Medicine!   http://www.athletespotential.com/

Dr. Danny offers an assortment of services.  If you are in the Atlanta area be sure to look him up.  If you are not in Atlanta please be sure to shoot him an email or follow him on the social sites listed below.   

facebook page https://www.facebook.com/athletespotential?fref=ts

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzbIpnafDLDvqCztuFkdsdQ

Twitter @AthPotential

Instagram  @dannyMattaPT


Joe’s Barbell – where lifting at JOE’S is just a click away. http://joesbarbell.com/

Coach Joe offers a variety of live and online training options including a private facebook group titled #HeelsOff where you can get his honest and FREE opinion on your movement and unfiltered take on Weightlifing. Join the conversation at any of the links below.

Webpage Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/905586666194729/

#HeelsOff facebook forum https://www.facebook.com/joesbarbell?fref=ts  

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Twitter @JoeShu2326

Instagram @JoesBarbell

Thanks for listening and remember, If you have a BODY you’re an ATHLETE

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