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I am an amateur boxer competing so perhaps I can share some insight. Basically breathing technique is a major aspect one needs to learn. You can very quickly gas out (lose your breath, which also leads to a lack of oxygen for your essential muscles). Therefore, we learn to breathe through our noses when you're not tense - i.e. when you jump-rope and such. ...


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Exhaling on a strike is common in many martial arts as well as boxing (most forms of Karate and Tae Kwon Do for example). The purpose of a short sharp exhalation at the end of the technique is to grip the core and "connect" the punch to the body. This helps with both timing and power. For sparring (and thus boxing as well) this has the benefit of ensuring ...


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The fact that Wladimir Klitscho could hug his way to win after win keeps me up at night tbh... Clinching is difficult to manage as a ringleader. That's why, I assume, it goes unpunished. At one point, you need to allow infighters to infight(meaning when 1 hand is available, even though the other is holding - for example).. As per why it isn't punished? It's ...


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There are many reasons for this. Boxers use oil/vaseline to make their bodies more slippery. Obviously doesn't work in a tank-top. 12-rounds of boxing against 8/10oz gloves would end up wrecking an olympic style tank top really fast. Something would go loose, and there would have to be breaks in the fight. You don't want to hit anything that is not just ...


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Has anyone else fought the way Hamed did in his prime - i.e., the way I described above? Has there ever been another fighter like Prince Naz? Have there been fighters having a style like that? Surely. Have any of them been successful with it? No. That's why you haven't heard of them. The style is similar to why Roy Jones Jr. fell off so hard - you rely ...


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There are few reasons for this: remembering to breathe correctly. tightening your core muscles adding additional explosiveness to your punch relieving unnecessary tension in your muscles


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The huff is a quick exhale that brings all the contributing muscles in your body to support that punch you throw. At the same time it prepares your conditioned body to absorb any shock from a counter-punch that could strike your body. This is part of a breathing technique that also ensures a steady supply of oxygen/blood pumped to those strained muscles and ...


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Huffing while punching is sort of a golden rule which they teach in boxing. The effect of punching without exhaling is much lesser than that of while exhaling. If the boxing classes have very advanced instruments, they show you with the help of a device which calculates the power of your strength. In that it is amazing to find that such a simple thing can ...


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Is there any reason to believe that Ingle's fighters do better than average in avoiding serious, lasting damage from injuries in the ring? I wouldn't say so. The "hit and get hit" isn't a mantra that is NOT widely taught in boxing. Everybody aims to do this, just in different ways. Some are, obviously, better at it than others though. The style of f.e. ...


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It's completely normal to be sore when you're new to the sport. Boxing hits a lot of muscles you normally wouldn't, and especially through high repetition exercises(pushups, situps, burpees... and even just hitting the heavybag). Know your body, and know the difference between being sore, and actually having pain. Remember to stretch out properly after ...


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Something my Jujutsu Sensei always told us was come to class even if you are not feeling well. No need to participate, but you can watch and learn a lot from watching others practice. If you are contagious, stay home and get the rest you need, but if you are sore or have another injury where you can still watch the class then come on by.



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