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Resting Breath Hold (RBH) & Touch Toes Test

The RBH test shows how long body can sustain itself on one full-breath of air. As you might imagine,…the longer you can hold your breath, the better your mitochondria are converting oxygen to ATP. Pretty simple. blood oxygen

This is a very simple principal that is not dissimilar to electronically tuning an internal combustion engine. The engines of our cells (thousands of trillions of mitochondria) can literally be ‘tuned’ like a mechanical engine via external stimulation to produce better mileage, more power, reduced toxic emissions and prolonged engine life. Think of it as an Electronic-Tune-Up for every cell in your body. Reducing the amount of free-radical oxidative stress and increasing ATP production is the preposition More-ATP, i.e. Mitochondrial Theory of Aging in REVERSE!

It objectively tests the relative efficiency of this most biologically active process. If you will bother to take the RBH test you will see your breath-hold ability quickly improve. Like an engine tune-up; fuel efficiency goes up and waste product (in the form of free-radical / oxidative electrons that damage mitochondrial DNA) go down. Antioxidants protect the mitochondrial DNA.

We’ve adopted a very simple home test that objectively measures how your mitochondria react to the EarthPulse™. We call this the RBH-test or the Resting-Breath-Hold test. Free diver’s (snorkel and fins) call the test the “Static” Breath-Hold as body is motionless.

Two U.S. Swim Team clients came to us with 2:30 baseline RBH; in top-top physical shape; both with 100% saturated blood oxygen (SAO2). Despite not being able to affect SAO2 (100% already), both swimmers increased their static breath hold by 20% in 4 weeks. This effect is unreported anywhere in the scientific literature. Curiously both of their underwater swim (RBH under-load) increased by 50%!!!…from 50 to 75 meters. Pretty incredible that the mitochondrial improvement is greater under load than at rest…more than 2x greater %. A testament to how well it improves cell respiration and reduces oxidative stress.

We have in the past tested saturated blood oxygen (SAO2) where oxygen was as low as 86% and found it to rise 5% in 3 days. One runner’s SAO2 living at 6000 feet altitude rose from 96% to 99% in 7 days; previously never tested above 97% at his home in Fort Collins, Colorado. Saturated blood oxygen rises because the mitochondria are not drawing oxygen from the blood as fast. Nothing previously discovered can do that. Absolutely nothing. You should expect to see in your RBH improve by 10% or more in 7 days, 50% or more over the course of the first 3-6 months.

If you aren’t sports minded, these changes will mean going up stairs without being winded and your legs burning, or walking around a golf course  instead of having to ride (not to mention a longer back-swing due to better flexibility). A professional aerial gymnast remarked her stretching routine was much easier using EarthPulse™.

Quite frankly, not doing this test is missing the point of EarthPulse™ completely; efficiency of oxygen metabolism, and thereby ATP levels and cell membrane voltage potential. That’s what equals supernatural repair.

How to do the RBH Test

Do one or more RBH-test cycles as per steps below to establish credible Baseline (day 0) RBH. Then repeat this test as per the Feedback form’s
schedule for the first 90-days.

Step 1: Rest and breathe normally for some time to allow heart rate to slow
Step 2: Breathe deeply but slowly in and out for 30, 45 or 60 seconds (use same each test)
Step 3: Take one extra-deep breath, hold it and start timer
Step 4: Exhale slowly when you find it starting to get difficult
Step 5: Stop timer when you begin your next inhale

The RBH is your total time for one cycle. Repeat the cycle 3 times and record the longest of the three as your RBH result.

Additional Information on RBH Test:

The RBH test is required as part of feedback form for 10% rebate program. Few more points to know before your first RBH Test.

Oxygen Loading:
Oxygen Loading loading occurs on Step 2. You oxygen load prior to each RBH test so that each RBH test is done with the maximum amount of oxygen. It is IMPERATIVE YOU OXYGEN LOAD FOR SAME LENGTH OF TIME for each RBH test or measurements will be inaccurate. It is also IMPERATIVE you try and keep the ambient temperature somewhat consistent. Ambient temperature does have an effect on RBH as body uses more (or less energy) to maintain core body temperature at 98.6F.

When you oxygen-load, breathe deeply and exhale fully. Do this S-L-O-W-L-Y so as not to elevate heart rate or hyperventilate. Oxygen load for between 30-60 seconds for best result, but keep the time consistent from test to test.

If done correctly your weekly and monthly RBH test improvements are directly proportional to the changes in your mitochondrial efficiency. Generally, RBH time rises steeply over the first few weeks and then more gradually after that. It has been known in some cases (though not normally) to lag a week in some individuals so don’t be alarmed if it fails to rise.

If it goes down, we’d like to know that immediately, please contact us.

A variation of this is do your oxygen load as above, then exhale fully and record time until next breath must be taken. If this variation is used, please indicate on your feedback form.

Body Position:

You’ll want to do the RBH in approximately the SAME POSTURE each time (laying down, sitting reclined or sitting upright); body position affects energy
required to pump blood. I prefer to do mine semi-reclined with eyes closed, opening them intermittently only to check the time but not until I’m nearing where I know I can’t hold for much longer.

Stay consistent. Use one position or the other but do not change them for most accurate RBH. Make sure you have a clock or watch with second hand within easy viewing distance (where no movement is required to see time besides opening your eyes).

Timing Parameters:
Start timing upon completion of inhale. End time when you begin your next breath. You may exhale a little at a time or all at once. Stay consistent from test to test. Decide which is better for you during your baseline testing.

After your 90 day trial is complete, continue to monitor your RBH once or twice a year and you should see it rise little by little for years (mine rose for 5 or 6 years). During that time frame, expect incremental performance enhancement on psychological, neurological & physiological levels.

We suggest only one RBH test per-WEEK during the first month of EarthPulse™; once per-MONTH thereafter so practice cannot be associated with improved RBH during your 90 day trial. Once every 6 months after the first 3 months; once a year after the first couple of years. Hold-time will improve quickly the first few weeks and more gradually after that.

When your RBH levels out, you’ve grown as young as you’re going to get and should then begin aging again, albeit at much-much slower pace as cell turnover & death (mitosis & apoptosis respectively) are slowed to a crawl.

Touch Toes Test: 

In addition, touch toes immediately upon waking day one and every day during trial. Flexibility should improve immediately and long before breath hold increases, a sign that the system is being used well.

If you touch the floor just reach out further behind where you usually touch floor. If touch toes or knees is adequate for you just reach further out or down. You should feel increased flexibility the very first night onwards.