by PJ Nestler
I wanted to share a simple secret that all my athletes use between rounds, whether they are a mma fighter or jiu jitsu competitor. When you practice this and it becomes second nature, you will be able to control whether you are conserving energy or maximizing output during competition. Check out the video below and give us some feedback in the comment section.
Step 1: Be conscious of your breath
Step 2: Learn to draw inhale/breath into your belly
Step 3: Focus on your breath and inhale through your nose as quickly as possible after an intense effort.
Practice, practice, practice…
When you are the heat of the moment, you are not going to think about breathing. The key is practice. Just like any skill, we need to practice and create new breathing habits that we can use unconsciously. Over time, this will become second nature and you’ll use it unconsciously while you’re competing.
Keep us posted on your progress!
Coach PJ is a Human Performance Specialist, with over a decade of experience preparing top athletes for competition, and a life mission to help athletes and coaches realize their true potential. He recently developed a NEW 12 Week Strength and Conditioning Program for Jiu Jitsu Athletes, called Submission Strength. Click the Banner below to learn more about it!