FFF 093: How To Survive The Stressful Wipeouts Of Life With Breath Enhancement Training – with Nam Baldwin


Today we are chatting with Nam Baldwin who is a peak performance coach. His main drive is getting people to be their best whether that be physically, emotionally, psychologically or mentally.

At the beginning of Nam Baldwin’s career he developed a breath enhancement program aimed at surfers who had big wipeouts in ridiculous sized waves of 30-50ft! The program included dealing with high pressure moments, regulating thought process and getting the nervous system out of fight or flight mode. Nam realised that all of these processes could also be used with other athletes and everyday people to help deal with stress. In this episode, Nam walks us through some of his programs that assist some of the world’s best big wave surfers. Every listener will be able to take some of these tips and apply them to their lives, when you find yourself in moments of pressure and dealing with life’s many curveballs.

  • Controlling emotions and thoughts within any environment that triggers a stress response, including being aware of the basics of breath and regulating your heart rate.
  • Eliminating sleep problems including insomnia and the science of switching of your brain for a restful night’s sleep.
  • Evaluating your daily habits and aspects to improve upon the basics, attention switches that help you to bounce back after challenges.
  • Breathing effectively around moments of challenge.
Quotes & Take-Aways

“When stressed your brain is actually wanting you to breathe deeper, oxygen allows your brain to think better and clearer”.

“When I’m disciplined I’ll always be able to recognise what’s working and what’s not.”

“Don’t just listen to people, seek to understand what they’re truly trying to gain or say, don’t jump in when you think you know better”.

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Scott Baptie

Scott is the owner and founder of Food For Fitness. He is a fat loss coach, speaker and fitness writer with a masters (MSc) degree in Applied Sports Nutrition.