Hi Frank- thanks for the invite. I sent you a friend request. Please...I need friends! Ha Ha. Seriously, I just joined this so I'm green. You're in NH. Chris Parker is a third or fourth cousin of mine (if there is such a thing). I also went through FF II with Brian Joos (ck spelling).
Hey brother, thanks for the invite! I've finally figured out how to use this site a little better recently, and wanted to get back to you. In fact the night I received your message I was at work and sitting next to my Capt. Apparently you know each other, from Bethesda. Capt Fred Probst, is my boss and the Station 2 commander for all 3 shifts. He spoke very highly of you and we watched a couple of your vids. I've also recently joined a couple other groups on here, and check this site every day! I love learning and training as much as possible, ecspecially on those sloooow days! Just wish I could bring other peers to the same level of energy and will power to go out and learn. Anyway, be safe and I'll talk to ya soon.
I will see if I can find it again, the part I sent you I had pulled out for a reference a while back. I think it came from an article based on Yoga and Stress Reduction. I will let you know, I have it saved somewhere.
Ref: FE article. Here is a little info I found when researching skip breathing..."Autogenic Breathing. You breathe in through your nose for a count of three, hold for a two count, and then breathe out through your mouth for a three count. Research has shown that if you perform this technique for a three cycle count, you will decrease your heart rate up to 30% for up to 40 seconds. If your heart rate was around 175 bpm, autogenic breathing would bring it down into a target range of 145 bpm. Siddle found that a person with a 115-145 bpm range is a maximum performance range. In other words, 115-145 bpm is where your fighting skills and reaction time are maximized." Did you guys just study the air consumption rate or did you ID why the air consumption went down? This might help answer that question.
I'm new to this too...and am also an adjunct (although in history), so I know the problem of getting photos. If you would, go to my web site (www.vermande.us), and send me an e-mail, I'll be glad to talk to you about sharing them.
Thank you for contacting me. I am very interested in training issues, and different stategies & tactics from across the country. I am new to the site so I will keep on the look out for any material you could pass my way. Once again thanks.
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