Go Back   Krav Maga Worldwide™ Israeli Self Defense Forums > Krav Maga Worldwide Forums > Student Lounge

Notices

Student Lounge OFF TOPIC FORUMS - A place to talk about anything but Krav Maga

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-25-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
bear34
 
Default Breathing

I tend to hold my breath during sparring. Because I am not breathing properly I gas after about a minute. Problem is, we spar 2 minute rounds and the last minute I am basically a punching bag.

Any advice?
bear34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
jacgue36
Force Training Division
 
jacgue36's Avatar
 
Default Re: Breathing

Breathe!! Relax your muscles (arms, shoulders, fists) until you are about to make contact. Breathe out with each strike. The constant tension zaps your energy very quickly.
__________________
Jacob
"No groin, No Krav Maga"
jacgue36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
stuartf
 
stuartf's Avatar
 
Default Re: Breathing

I catch myself doing this a bit as well. For me the key is to relax, accept that you're going to get hit and don't let it bother you. Take a few seconds while getting your gear on or between rounds to think something along the lines of "it's training, I'm not going to get hurt, relax". I find that being calm when sparring improves more than just my endurance from being able to breathe, it also gives me a clearer head to realize what's working and what's not.
stuartf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 03:59 PM   #4
Don
Force
Instructor
Force Training Division
 
Default Re: Breathing

Kinda reminds me of skiing advice from booger:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEHZJNQ5Y4A



To reiterate and piggyback on jac and stu, try concentrating on breathing (don't be too shy to make a sharp exhaling noise) while you're shadowboxing (even slow mo in the mirror), while you're fine tuning technique, while you're punching the bag, while you're doing drills, etc. Have someone monitor you and remind you to exhale if/when you forget, especially whomever is holding pads for you. Then learn to apply that under stress (sparring) - the more often you do it, the easier it gets...

Last edited by Don; 04-25-2012 at 04:04 PM.
Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 04:18 PM   #5
stuartf
 
stuartf's Avatar
 
Default Re: Breathing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Don View Post
Kinda reminds me of skiing advice from booger:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEHZJNQ5Y4A
Kinda like the old,

Patient: It hurts when I do like this.
Doctor: Don't do like that.
stuartf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
Coda Vex
 
Default Re: Breathing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Don View Post
Kinda reminds me of skiing advice from booger:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEHZJNQ5Y4A

Classic! .... I Want My $2.00 !
Coda Vex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 09:43 PM   #7
Don
Force
Instructor
Force Training Division
 
Default Re: Breathing

lol stu, every time I drink coffee I get a pain in my eye...

lol coda, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z9Cg46Nktw
Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:17 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2007 - 2012, Krav Maga Worldwide™

Style Provided By: MonksDiner