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Allan Gaarde - Breathing for Professional Soccer | Changing States
Episode 1023rd September 2022 • Oxygen Advantage • Oxygen Advantage
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“I was not curious anymore.”

This week on the OA Podcast, Patrick and Daniel speak with retired Danish footballer Allan Gaarde to talk about how breathing helped bring back focus, motivation and fitness to his life after a career in football.

Allan enjoyed a 14-year career as a player in the beautiful game before transitioning back to the sport post-retirement as Sporting Director of top flight Danish club Aalborg BK. After leaving this post in 2019, Allan found himself ‘tired all the time’, having let a lot of his physical fitness fall by the wayside. He explains how breathing techniques brought additional motivation back into his life and helped him find a healthy balance.