Help! I Don’t Know How To Breathe 😮‍💨

John Wood, Founder of Rageheart

by John Wood

Help! I Don't Know How to Breathe

My new breathing trainer arrived this week.


Yes, it’s true.

I don’t know how to breathe… so I bought a breathing trainer 🤷‍♂️

Is that crazy or what?

Each morning, I stick this thing in my mouth and suck 😏

I suck air through it 30x (for 30 breaths).

I do it again in the evening…

…and before workouts too.

It’s all part of my commitment to staying alive.

You gotta know how to breathe, right?

Apparently it takes 3-4 weeks to see results…

…so I’ll let you know in 3-4 weeks if it’s working.

If I’m dead because I couldn’t figure out this breathing thing, well… you’ll know because there won’t be any more Daily Growls.

But if I’m alive and thriving thanks to my newfound skill with bReAtHiNg, I’ll be sure to let you know (and I’ll definitely write a few ridiculous emails about it).

I’m only half joking btw.

I DID buy a breathing trainer…

…but it’s not because I don’t know how to breathe.

I bought it because I’m currently living at high-altitude here in the mountains of Peru… roughly 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level 🏔️

At sea level, you’re swimming in oxygen…

…but at 10,000 feet, you get 2/3 the oxygen for every breath you take… and this makes anything that requires breathing (which is everything) harder.

Martial arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Squatting and deadlifting in the gym.



Even sleeping.

It takes longer to recover from physical exertion, whether it’s catching my breath after rolling with Mr Desert or sleeping after a heavy set of deadlifts.

The immune system takes a hit and skin dries out… and when it cracks, it takes 10x longer to heal.

I could go on but you get the idea…

Living at high altitude is hard on the body 😩

That’s why I bought the breathing trainer.

It’s a little device that makes breathing harder.

Like I said, you stick it in your mouth and do a set of 30 breaths.

Thanks to the resistance, you have to flex your breathing muscles (your diaphragm) more than you usually would, which makes the muscles grow stronger, improving your breathing capacity and ability to take in oxygen.

In a nutshell…

It’s an adjustable dumbbell for your breathing muscles.

Pretty cool, right?

I only started using it 2 days ago so I can’t tell you if it’s made a difference… but I’m hoping that it makes it easier and more comfortable living here because I have no plans to leave anytime soon.

Just like a breathing trainer for your breathing muscles, The Rageheart Academy is a nervous system trainer for your nervous system survival response 🏋️‍♀️

By implementing the techniques inside The Rageheart Academy and integrating them into your day-to-day life (like I’m doing with the breathing trainer), your nervous system gets stronger, more resilient and robust.

Negative thoughts start sliding off you like water off a duck’s back.

Uncomfortable feelings become far more manageable.

Life gets easier (for the most part) and more fulfilling and rewarding.

Anyway, there’s lots more (as you know) but I’ll leave it there for today.

If you want to train your nervous system to handle greater loads without flinching, the next step is to hit The Rageheart Academy gym:



John Wood

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