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Is concave chest the reason for some fighters bad cardio?

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  1. Bangkok ready d1 Brown Belt

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    For those who don't know pectus excavatum or concave chest is when your chest looks like this IMG_20210420_185612.jpg

    This one is a mild case of it, its pretty common so a lot of people have it to some degree when its really bad it can look like this IMG_20210420_190226.jpg

    Anyway the point im making is this deformity can have direct offects on your breathing capacity ( usually only when its really bad ) because it compresses the lungs, it just came to my attention that some notorious fighters with not the best cardio have this deformity, like mcregor ( no pun intendeed) although his case is really mild IMG_20210420_190156.jpg

    But the worst case in the ufc is of edmen, who basically only got 1 round in the tank, he is a young guy so it can be just nerves and so on, but still... Thats something i think might have an effect on it IMG_20210420_185631.jpg

    Anyway this is just a theory and everybody is different, so thats probably not the case but hey, it might be it
     
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  2. Slatersan Black Belt

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    No nick and Nate diaz would have the worst cardio in the ufc if that was the case and they have the best.
     
  3. mudrubble Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Let me be clear about this. Every man I ever fought in the streets ended up with a concave chest.

    Some are still breathing some are not.

    So we literally can draw NO conclusions.

    I will fight more and report back.

    /thread (for now)
     
  4. mudrubble Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Btw, this is his back, not his chest. Learn some anatomy TS!
     
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  5. kalabula Red Belt

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    It’s called pectus excavatum. I quick google search didn’t show cardio issues as a symptom. But extreme cases can press on the lungs.
     
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  6. Sheldon Erich Doll White Belt

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    Science is weak to say that pectus excavatum is a cause of poor aerobic performance. You also referenced two fighters who swing to get the finish. Efficiency over physiologic barriers more so. Look at Conor in Nate 2 vs Nate 1.
     
  7. charalsias Brown Belt

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    What about people missing a pec?How does that affect cardio?

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  8. joeson Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Yes.Telligman has notoriously bad cardio.

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  9. mudrubble Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I always thought there was only one Nate Diaz until they announced Conor vs Nate 2. I was shocked there even was a Nate 2. I'd only heard of Nick and Nate 1 at the time...
     
  10. Bangkok ready d1 Brown Belt

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    if it presses on the lungs probably is not good for your breathing
     
  11. HatKick Purple Belt

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    nah
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    Airways are probably more important than lung capacity. Asthmatics and people with bronchitis have normal lung capacity but constricted airways.
     
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  12. Sticko Brown Belt

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    No that's his chest. You can see his belly button, ribs and nipples.
    Although I kinda wish TS had spoilers this picture
     
  13. Sticko Brown Belt

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    I think their cardio is kind of overrated tbh. They might have good cardio but they don't go all out in their fights. Nick Diaz laid down against Anderson Silva.

    If I had to nominate someone for best cardio in the UFC I'd probably go with Merab Dvalishvili
     
  14. mudrubble Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Just because he has nipples on his back is no reason to make fun of him like that. Sorry, I'm reporting you. For the record, my friend had a belly button on his back before he died tragically. This isn't funny. Reported unless you can magically bring my friend back.
     
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  15. Slatersan Black Belt

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    They are endurance athletes not power endurance athletes.
     
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    I have that. I have pretty had cardio, but I'm also a skinny couch potato who is not athletic, so not sure if you can draw any conclusions.
     
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  17. Bangkok ready d1 Brown Belt

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    I have it also ( not a super bad case but its noticible) my cardio is good though, but i only do running i don't know how i would do in a activity where i strengh use is a must
     
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  18. Yep Purple Belt

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    I think those pics are more indicative of forward rounded shoulders.
     
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  19. Super Grover Purple Belt

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    You know that "cardio" is short for "cardiovascular", right? It's not simply about your lungs.
     
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  20. No Skill Gap Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Sorry but this thread is retarded.
     

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