mouthguard conditioning

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by stabmasterarson, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. stabmasterarson

    stabmasterarson Orange Belt

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    Hey, I've been doing all my conditioning training with a mouthguard in lately..grappling, sparring (of course), running...and found that it is a lot harder, especially running, my heart rate goes through the roof... I find that I have to take short breaks running with the mouthguard in when I never had to without it.anyone else do this?
     
  2. Morgano

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    I always have problems with mouthgards because i have a lot of trouble breathing through my nose, although thought about going to a doctor but been too lazy
     
  3. Tap112

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    Try only breathing through your nose when you go through your warmups. My coach used to yell at us if he saw our mouths open.
     
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    I have a stuffed up nose and it's gonna hurt my chest to go for a run in this wheather while breathing through my mouth.
     
  5. desertbake

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    I don't know if I've got sumthin wrong with my nose, but I can't JUST breathe through my nose with exercise (I usually breathe through my mouth a lot just resting). As far as the mouthguard goes, you might just have to either get used to it, or invest in a more expensive one
     
  6. KOU In3

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    I'm in a similair boat. My nose has been broken enough times, and my septum is so deviated that I only get air through one nostril, and not much through that one at that. Not a problem at rest but under heavy exertion, it's like breathing through a straw.
     
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    Im the same, because my nose has been broken so many times its real hard to breathe through it. I use a mouth guard like this: http://www.karatesupply.com/14583.htm with a breathing channel, so i can still clench my jaw and breath through my mouth.
     
  8. Tap112

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    If you're in good shape, then you might want to get your nose checked out (if you can bother going to a doctor).
    I know how you feel. Up until I got my nose cortorised, it used to bleed like hell (got so bad that it would start bleeding when I washed my face). So I always had one nostril or the other stuffed up to my brain with gauze during practice.
     
  9. farmboy

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    I have one of these. It's pretty nice for the price. Much more protection than the crappy softer plastic ones.
     

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