This corner is giving a space to an interesting article written by Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, Alex Ariza to let you know how our world boxing champion maintains his stamina.
Enjoy and learn.
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Stamina has a lot to do with your heart rate- how relaxed are you, but more importantly, what happens to your breathing pattern once your heart rate elevates.
How you breathe will determine the amount of oxygen your body gets in- the longer you will last in a fight.
1st off there are different breathing techniques while running that can be employed for exercises.
I have even heard so much as, “breathe through you nose and your mouth at the same time”, which I believe to be impossible. I will discuss this in a video blog.
If you do your research you will read “Breathe through your nose and out through your mouth.” You will read this is the way to train, because it maximizes air to your lungs. When you get more air to your lungs you will be able to perform your cardio routine for a longer period or time.
In the corner I do have my fighters breathe through their nose and out through their mouth in order to relax, refuel, and get ready for the next round.
Breathing through your nose and out through your mouth is an excellent way to calm your body down and get the maximum amount of oxygen to your lungs, but it is not a realistic way to train when you are training for a fight, because it is not the way you will breathe during the fight itself.
I always train my fighters to breathe through their mouth and out their nose. This is realistic during the fight. I want my fighters to have a rhythm to their breathing, maximizing the realities they will feel when they get in a war during the fight. If I was to train my fighters to breath through their nose and out their mouth then they would not be prepared for what was ahead.
Their reality is they will be in a fight that will raise their heart rate to a level causing them to breathe through their mouths in order to get the amount of air their body is demanding from them at that very moment. When this happens in a fight my fighters are mentally and physically ready for it.
This is why I like swimming so much. It teaches your to breathe through your mouth and slowly let the air our of your nose. Even when you are fatigued in the water and your heart rate is pounding your have to stay to that same rhythm; “In through your mouth and slowly let it trickle out your nose.”
In a fight and your body forces your to breathe through your mouth and when you train for this action to occur you are 100% comfortable and ready for it. If you weren’t then your heart rate would go even higher, causing you to become exhausted sooner. If you are not trained for this and your body goes against something it has been trained for it will go into a panic. Guess what happens when your body goes into a panic? It gets drained even faster, causing more fatigue to set in.
This is one of the main reason you see Pacquiao strong in the later rounds, it is because his breathing patterns are something he has come equipped to learning and mastering. I can not emphasize this aspect of training enough. If you are in a fight and start breathing in a way you have not trained your body to become accustomed to it will panic and you will exhaust yourself.
There, I have let out a secret and one of the reasons you see what you see in all of my fighters.
Sometimes it is hard for me to write these blogs, because I have to let out what my specialties are, but I feel I have the best boxers in the world and if some other boxer learns some of my techniques then so be it, we will still beat them!
Plus, I have more conditioning methods than just this. I am letting out the little things to let people know the truth. The truth is, their fighters, or they themselves, are not doing things the proper way. Most boxers are behind the times or they are not working with someone that knows what he or she is doing.
For me this is easy. I think about it in my sleep. I figure things out and I apply them to my fighters.
We all have our gifts in life.
Most of the gifts people have are not from something they read out of a text book; it is something that was written in a text book because of what they know.
Until Next Time Only on Mp8.ph. Alex Ariza