Posts tagged #efficient breathing

Control Your Breathing, Control Your Destiny

Breathing is essential. You need to breathe to live and in sports you need to breathe to perform. And it goes without saying, the more efficiently you breathe, the more efficiently you can perform. To be an effective fighter you'll need to develop strong lungs. To become a fighting machine you’ll need to develop controlled breathing.

Due to the mixed aerobic and anaerobic nature of boxing and fighting, efficiency of breathing can make a huge difference in your stamina and also assist you in staying focused. Two common rookie mistakes during sparring and competition are 1. holding one’s breath in the midst of action and then 2. over breathing or gasping for air in between. The combination of these two conditions will quickly cause fatigue. Additionally, anytime you hold your breath you’re temporarily cutting off the oxygen supply to your muscles, which could invite cramps.

Posted on October 7, 2014 .

Nose Breathing is Easy Breathing

As a human, you are designed to breathe through your nose. You need to take fewer breaths through your nose than the average mouth-breather takes to deliver the same amount of oxygen to the lungs. As a fighter, breathing efficiently during training will benefit you in many ways; breathing efficiently in competition can give you a huge edge over an opponent.

Because you’ll need fewer breaths through your nose, you’ll actually be able to breathe slower, which in turn will allow you to be more relaxed in the thick of the fight. Plus every breath you save equals precious energy you’ll save as well. You’ll enjoy more stamina and focus, all thanks to your nostrils.

Posted on August 12, 2014 .