Breathe like a Boxer
Of course, we all breathe but boxers do it a little differently. When executing a punch, exhale quickly through your mouth (not your nose) with a closed jaw. An open jaw is at risk of suffering serious injury during competition or sparring). Also, inhale through nose when partially resting between combos. importantly, do not hold breath. Holding your breath will lead to unwanted tension and premature fatigue. Remember, no breath, slow punch. Fast breath, fast punch. Sharp exhales deliver the win win of relaxing you and helps to engage your core – thereby packing more power into your punch.
“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses—behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”