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i don't really have the proper breathing technique down but i have the main idea. exhale from mouth when throwing a punch and breathe in through the nose.

but the thing with exhaling sharply through the mouth is i still get gassed out. it doesn't seem like it really helps.


so i asked a fellow boxer in my gym who has a lot of experience what i'm doing wrong and he said something that nobody mentioned in other threads.


he said you have to exhale sharply and expend all your air. all of it. becuase for me when i exhale sharply i don't expend all my air. i just exhale some air sharply with the ch sound. but yeah. he said to exhale and expend all your air to throw 1 punch. as for combos. divide your air supply evenly so by the time your combo ends, then you will have expended all your air.

so what you guys think? i know other poeple in threads mentioned exhaling air when throwing a punch but no one really said to expend all the air.

i foudn this pretty interesting. because i just thoguht the way i was doing it was okay or something.
 

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You're friend is actually right. The air you expend when throwing a punch or a kick is sort of like the "kia" sound you'd make in a karate class. It puts power behind the punch and if your holding the air in you become stiff and the punch is weak to an extent.

So make sure you just listen to him because he's 100% percent right.

But if your gassing, it's probably time to work on your conditioning:)
 

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Okay lets look at it like this.

I assume you've lifted weights before.. right?

Well if you have you'd know that when your lifting or doing Bench Press for instance people always tell you to breathe out when you push the bar up. If you keep the air in when you push it up you'll burn out and get tired.

Same with throwing a punch you need to push the air out when you throw it. I'm not saying blow every bit of air out of your lungs until you feel light headed, just enough to get you through.

I hope this explains it
 
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