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Power Breathe Selection

Increase Your Lung Size!

I was reading a copy of Men’s Health Magazine the other day ( standard reading in this industry) and on Page 35 of the May issue there is an article called Deep End Training and it’s about increasing your breathing efficiency. I was deeply interested in this because it was through trying to train for a sprint triathlon I discovered I had cancer. It took three months to discover I had a tumour in my intestines and only had 50% red blood cells, which prevented my lungs from expanding.

What was weird was that the only symptom was acute breathlessness in the pool, on the bike,running and in the gym, nothing in my intestines was bothering me.  What I did’nt realise was that I was slowly dying by losing blood that was passing unseen from my body.

after the op

after the op

To cut a long story short ( no pun intended, i can tell it all another day) I had an operation called a right hemi-colectomy, which is the removal of about two and half feet ( about 76 centimetres) of colon.

Now what has this got to do with breathing? Well a lot actually..


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