Will asthma affect performance in boxing?
I was diagnosed with severe asthma at a young age, I've been hospitalized numerous times very close to death. It's hard to run long distance especially in the cold or it starts to act up. Lifting doesn't bother me however.
I've heard boxing is a shit ton of cardio, but I wasn't sure if that type of cardio would fuck me up just as much as running would.
Also, any easier types of cardio that won't take as much a toll on my lungs like running would?
Running (roadwork) is a huge component of boxing so if you can't run 5 miles daily it's gonna be a problem. Can you run indoors where it is warm on a treadmill?
Also, I would say that the breathing is much more difficult in boxing as it is much more dynamic. I guess i would link it to sprinting then jogging
I've had asthma since I was born.
Multiple visits to the doctor, with convulsions; almost dying.
My parents threw me to a pool when I was 2 and forced me to swim every day.
I also participated in 5km races when I was young, and I always finished, even if I passed out right after the finish line.
Stop being a pussy. And swim. A lot.
Thanks for the help, guys.
Yeah I can run indoors. Are there any ways I can work on practicing breathing and cardio drills I can start now to help? I would like to begin training in June
>Are there any ways I can work on practicing breathing and cardio drills I can start now to help?
If you want to do boxing, I'd suggest you pick up skipping rope. It's one of the fundamental exercises of the sport
Either this is bait or you're exaggerating. This is like telling a diabetic to just change his or her blood sugar to fix it.
If you are taking in very minimal oxygen you're body won't function, it's not a matter of willpower. Fuck off.
Thanks a lot
As one anon mentioned, jumprope - if you can aim to do 15 minutes non-stop that's good.
Bodyweight squats, push-ups and chin-ups are all going to be good. Also very light weight (literally one pound bitch weights) for arm conditioning. Look up "freddy roach conditioning" on jewtube and it'll be a video with some hot chick and Freddy going over some arm conditioning.
Also get used to breathing out when punching. I mention this to you now because of your asthma
No problem. Remember to stay on the balls of your feet at all time. You can start by picking up the way Cotto skips at the start of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMnNDOWG-Ww and then work up from there - gets fun when you reach the level where you can play with the rope
>Also get used to breathing out when punching.
He'll learn how to breathe as he learns how to punch. It's bad to try and learn how to punch on your own because there's a high probability you'll pick up bad habits. It's much harder to correct a bad habit than it is to learn something from scratch
> It's much harder to correct a bad habit than it is to learn something from scratch
I disagree. I know what you mean as most beginners will push their punches instead of snapping them, but it's better to do it wrong, build up reasonable amounts of conditioning so you have the shoulder/arm strength to fix it later.
As a beginner, so much of it is just building up the endurance to train properly.
>so you have the shoulder/arm strength to fix it later
you'll develop that "strength" as you learn how to box - the first few months are just learning basics
Well, yes and no. Google your options, go check them out, talk to the coaches, etc. Just go to a real boxing club, not some MMA/self defence/whatever shit
I meant stamina, not necessarily strength. When i first joined a boxing gym, i didn't have the stamina to work on the fundamentals and would tire quickly, making the whole secession not as productive as it could have been.
>close to death
That's not how asthma works, numbnuts.
>lifting doesn't bother me
Doing it wrong. How about you put some actual weight on the bar and don't take 30 minute rests between sets.
I've had my blood oxygen level down between 20-30%, almost resulting in them cutting a hole in my throat and putting a tube down there to feed me oxygen.
So yes, it is life threatening.