Oxygen Supplementation in Athletes a radical, new and old, thought?
The great thing about life is perspective. You can use the information intended for one purpose, but with a different perspective you can look from a different angle, you can see an entirely new conclusion. My hope is to walk you down the road to see that we have missed one of the most basic building blocks of performance in sport, oxygen.
The question I have always wanted to answer is how Native Americans were able to go on physically demanding hunts, maintain a slendor, muscular build without motor learning research performed during practice sessions or treadmills for endurance work or completed Olympic lifts in their weight room. So how could it be that they were able to accomplish such feats of endurance and strength without all the training?
My first hypothesis is oxygen and our current lack there of, in our current lives.
Here are my thoughts that lead me to this conclusion.
Otto Warburg, a mid 20th century cell biologist in Germany, cellular respiration is simple truth: cells that cannot breathe, cannot, and will not ever, work properly. Anything that skips the first and obvious neglects the
metabolism of life.
Current Atmospheric levels: Compared to prehistoric times, the level of oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere has declined by over a third and in polluted cities the decline may be more than 50%. This change in the makeup of the air we breathe has potentially serious implications for our health and performance, according to Roddy Newman and his book, The Oxygen Crisis.
Manfred von Ardenne, developed in the late 1960s by Professor von Ardenne, (a student of Dr. Otto Warburg), Oxygen Multistep Therapy combines oxygen therapy, elements that facilitate intracellular oxygen turnover, and physical exercise adapted to individual performance levels.
Dr. Mark Sircus states, “long and hard is the search for substances that athletes can use to increase sports performance. There are more than several substances that are natural, legal, non-toxic and safe that athletes can use, but like everywhere else in the world of medicine most still prefer dangerous pharmaceuticals to natural medicinals even with the risk of being discovered and banned from competition.” and, “extra oxygen increases muscles’ energy production improving athletic output ability; intensity and duration. The secret to Olympic success is higher concentrations of oxygen delivery to the cells.. ” For entire post, click here
Oxygen has been proven to be a natural, ethical & legal way to stimulate biologically effective levels of growth hormones, especially the ones ethic-challenged athletes use illegally, like EPO, erythropoietin AND HGH, Human Growth Hormone?
I realize that additional details may be needed to connect these dots into a more detailed, comprehensive study, suffice to say that increasing your oxygen intake would benefit athletes, both in the short and long run.
Exercise With Oxygen Training Sessions For Elite Performance in Life and Sport
Over the years, The McCarthy Project has developed gestalt theory of elite performance and oxygen is a major component of that philosophy. Each session is 30 minutes in length: a 5-10 warm-up on a treadmill, or a bike trainer (you can use your own bike. if desired) followed by a 15 minute training session and a 5 minute cool down.
Each session package includes a 60 minute consultation to review your current fitness level and your goals. All sessions are by appointment only.
For more information on how we may be able to take your training to the next level, contact Stephen McCarthy at 612-741-0982 or cs(at)themccarthyproject.com.
Some EWOT Training benefits include:
1. Increased oxygen saturation for the purpose of delayed onset of muscle soreness
2. Development of auto-immune system
3. Super charge current nutrition strategies with the increased oxygen levels
4. Amplify body’s natural hormones for an increase in muscle mass
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady called Coca-Cola “poison for kids.”
“You probably go out and drink Coca-Cola and think, ‘Oh yeah, that’s no problem,’” he said on the Dennis & Callahan Morning Show. “Why, because they pay lots of money for advertisements that think that you should drink Coca-Cola for a living?”
“No, I totally disagree with that and when people do that, I think that’s quackery, and just the fact that they can sell that to kids? That’s poison for kids.”
Regular coke does contains high-fructose corn syrup, which has been linked to a variety of health problems including high blood pressure and obesity.
Also he noted frosted flakes…
But Brady didn’t just attack coke: he also questioned whether Frosted Flakes is “actually a food.”
“You keep eating those things and you keep wondering why we do have just incredible rates of disease in our country,” the quarterback said.
Like Coca-Cola, Frosted Flakes also contains high-fructose corn syrup.
“Another reason to avoid fructose is that its most common form, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is derived from genetically modified corn,” Sarich pointed out. “That means it was developed in a lab, not grown and milled before it ended up in your table.”
Stephen McCarthy will be joined by Dr. Bill Roberts, Director of the University of Minnesota St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency and the editor-in-chief of Current Sports Medicine Reports, to talk about current and future trends in acl injuries and their prevention in young athletes.
Stephen and Dr. Roberts will be covering the areas of pre and post injury research and trends.
1. The causes of acl injuries and why they occur
2. Concepts or best practices to prevent the occurrence.
3. Post-injury and the collateral damage that should be addressed for rest of each athlete’s life.
4. Why to train the body and brain to work more closely together.
5. Tests and screens to make sure players are ready to actually play.
Here is a link for further research to the FIFA Plus 11 program for prevention and rehab related to acl injuries
Roberts directs the University of Minnesota St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency. He is editor-in-chief of Current Sports Medicine Reports; past president and current foundation president of the American College of Sports Medicine; a charter member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine; a founding member of the American Road Race Medical Society; medical director for the Twin Cities Marathon; and chair of the Minnesota State High School League Sports Medical Advisory Committee. Roberts also blogs on RunnersWorld.com.
The Genetic Story: Rugged Individualism or Scientific Management
The scientific management of sports has taken over almost every area of its existence; the analyzation of almost every conceivable scenario ad nauseum, the study of the human genome to locate and develop the certain gene that will bring immediate success to the athlete who has number 23 and if you do this drill or lift, you will produce an incremental gain strength or speed gain over all competitors and lastly, use scientific, chemically-based nutrition to obtain elite performance. All of these action steps are based on the human body, scientific truths and the athlete’s DNA or human genome. Untold numbers of studies have proven that if athletes complete all of these tasks and memorize all of the numbers you will be prepared for success, right?
One question.. What happens if the foundational concepts of these scientific managed truths were incorrect or manipulated based on a fallacy?
Well, you say… That is not possible.. I hate to burst your bubble, but it may be true. Research the following statements and what narrative do you create?
1. Science is being held by centuries, old assumptions that have been hardened into dogma. Here are a couple examples; Science or scientific management knows the answer, all reality is material reality or physical, there is no reality but material reality, but only 4% of all energy is known, and that the remaining part of nature, the 96% of reality, is unknown or non-physical. (Science Set Free, Sheldrake, 2012) For additional information click here and here
2. “The displacement of proteins by DNA as the genetic determinants certainly stands out as a paradigm shift, a principal discontinuity in biological theory and practice. Yet the lines of continuity are also striking. The eugenic goals, which had informed the design of the molecular biology program and had been attenuated by the lessons of the Holocaust, revived by the late 1950’s. Dredged from the linguistic quagmire of social control, a new eugenics, empowered by representations of life supplied by the new biology, came to rest in safely on the high ground of medical discourse and latter-day rhetoric of population control. (Molecular Vision of Life, Kay, 1996, pg. 277) For additional commentary, visit here and here.
3. The Human Genome Project, to the shock of nearly all materialists, ultimately proved exactly the opposite of what scientists had hoped. It proved that genes alone do not explain inheritance. “The big lie of genetics exposed human DNA incapable of storing complete blueprint of the human form.” (Mike Adams, Natural News)
4. Propaganda, as defined by the father of Public Relations Edward Bernays in his 1928 book called Propaganda, is “the conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses…Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.” (Propaganda, Bernays, 1928, pg. 9)
After meditating and researching on these concepts, you come to the conclusion that you are an individual who’s future has not been planned and mapped based on your genetic code. You are an individual athlete with God-given talents that you use for the development of your life on this earth, not controlled by some hidden gene in your body. The next question has to become how do we find the other 96% of the physical or non-physical reality in order to continue our development of elite consciousness?
1. “We need to realize what our fingerprints and our intuition actually proclaimed long before DNA: no two people are alike, all “averages” are lies, and nobody can be accurately contained by numbers and graphs.” (Weapons of Mass Instruction, John Taylor Gatto, pg. 69)
2. Develop the ability to have intellectual self-defense and how to develop the tools of independent thought. Richard Grove, Tragedyandhope.com. For additional information, visit here.
3. “I concluded that in many sports elite athletes are either systematically taller or shorter than the general population and these differences in height were virtually completely determined by genetic factors. In most of my subsequent publications I have simply referred to this review, and in doing so the importance I place on it may have been overlooked by others. My recent reviews have focused on the rich body of evidence that virtually every other aspect of the human body and nervous system can be modified by intense training, sustained for months and years, and that the degree of modifiability interacted with the childhood and adolescence developmental phase of athletes.” (Dr. K. Anders Ericsson: Florida State University Professor, Father of the Deliberate Practice Framework, British Sports Journal of Medicine)
4. Stop the Insanity of Circular Creativity, Invest time in the Spiritual, Creative, and Imaginative: As stated by Jon Rappoport, “People in this world believe in what they create, except they’re not aware of what they’re creating. They think, instead, they’re seeing what’s already there. This missing link explains a great deal. People are playing a shell game with themselves. They’re placing the pea inside a particular shell, and then they’re turning over the shell and finding the pea. Then they exclaim, “Look what I found!” NO. They didn’t find it. They put it there to begin with. They created a reality and then denied they created it.” Spiritual Fascism Jon Rappoport. For additional information, click here.
6. Learn about the soul of life, not just the facts: In materialist science, free will of choice is an illusion, everything is predictable. Long ago, plants and human minds were souls and that the universe was alive, mechanist science rejected these laws and expelled all souls from nature. The material world became inanimate, a soulless machine. Elite Performance with Nate Ruch
7. “People may laugh and tell you it is not true: This idea that your body as a whole, as well as each cell in your body, can tap into a field of information which encodes the “memory” of what a human form is supposed to be threatens the very pillars of materialistic science, upon which nearly the entire pharmaceutical industry is based, by the way. This is why materialist scientists are desperately attempting to defend the human genomes as the single source of all the information needed to develop a human body, even thought. The human genome clearly doesn’t have the storage to represent an entire body (not to mention inherited physiological functions of behavior inheritance.)” Mike Adams, Natural News
8. Growth and self-mastery are reserved for those who vigorously self-direct, like Stanley; planning, doing, creating, reflecting, freely associating, taking chances, punching the lights out on your tormentors. (Weapons of Mass Instruction, John Taylor Gatto, pg 64)
Brian Tuohy, Author of Larceny Games and The Fix Is In, on Corruption in the Major Sport Leagues
Author Brian Tuohy joined Stephen to talk about his new book, Larceny Games. It is based on over 400 FBI files and numerous interviews with FBI Agents, sports gamblers and bookmakers. Brian will be discussing the world of sports entertainment and how it is not a pure as most fans envision. Professional leagues have argued in court that they are entertainment, not a sport and if they are entertainment, the pro leagues must make sure the product is entertaining with the right actors in the show, right? Sport is the purest form of competition and elite performance, right?
Brian will break it all down and share his thoughts on events that have taken place in recent times that will challenge your viewpoints on the role of sport in our society.
Brian Tuohy is America’s leading expert in game fixing in sports, having written about the subject for more than a decade. He is best known as the author of The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR which was published by Feral House in 2010. The book gained national and international attention as it was reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the nationally syndicated The Bookworm Sez, the Independent in the United Kingdom, and Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express among others.
Sports Illustrated Writer and Author David Epstein on Genetics Role in Training and Sport
Author David Epstein of The Sports Gene:Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance joined Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project to discuss his book and his motive for writing Sports Gene. Secondly, we discussed how to apply his findings to athletes and the future application of dna or genetic research. Complete interview will be aired on Friday September 6th at 8am CST.
David’s motive was his joy for researching, science and sports. He has always been fascinated with elite performance and why certain athletes from certain areas of the world perform at higher levels. To listen to this portion of the interview, visit David Epstein and His Story.
During the second part of the interview, we talk about future applications of his research and the trend of analyzing your DNA for the purpose of understanding how you can train at a higher level. We also discussed some of the pitfalls of the science and how athletes can use the information for their benefit. Click here to listen to David and Stephen’s thoughts on The Future of Genetic Testing and Its Application.
Sports Illustrated Senior Writer David Epstein writes about sports science and medicine, Olympic sports, and is an investigative reporter for SI. His science writing has won a number of awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Deadline Club Award for an article on the genetics of sports performance; Time Inc.’s Henry R. Luce Award for public service for an article on the dangers of the dietary supplement industry; and the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association’s “Big Hearted Journalism” award for his story “Following the Trail of Broken Hearts,” on sudden cardiac death in athletes. Epstein was a 2011 Livingston Award finalist for a package that included articles on pain in sports and the anticipatory skills that allow Major Leaguers to hit 100 mph fastballs.
Former English Soccer Player and Sports Performance Coach Talk Performance and Injuries
Injury prevention in soccer is a much discussed subject and picking up steam every year. With the number of athletes participating in sport and the amount of dollars floating around the pro athletes, the concept of sports performance and injury prevention have a natural connection. The ultimate goal is to eliminate injuries and keep the players playing. This is a very complex problem to solve. But as you will hear 80% of the problem comes from things that each athlete can control on their own. The amazing part of the discussion is that even the athletes who are making millions to play the game they love are not doing the basics.
Today Andy Barr, former English soccer player and sports performance coach for numerous pro teams in England, joined us to talk about these concepts and how they directly apply to game of soccer.
You will be surprised to find out that the basics: sleep, hydration, and proper nutrition are the starting point to elite level recovery and injury prevention. Not some hyper scientific training program or diet.