Wanderlei Question

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by chriskiss, May 2, 2008.

  1. chriskiss Blue Belt

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    I'm only half educated on the actual biology and general goings on in the body.

    I'm sure you've all watched the All Access on my favourite fighter, Wanderlei Silva. I saw that Wanderlei was tired in his fight with Chuck. I realize that they were both working hard and that it's not unreasonable for them to be tired but listen. I was suspect of his training methods when I saw them.

    Ross Enamait and countless others preach methodologies to the effect of "train as you compete". His oxygen restrictive training doesn't reflect the environment of a fight. I could see it making him tired faster in training but I don't necessarily buy into the benefits. He maybe teaching his body to work with less oxygen but he isn't increasing his work capacity.

    Using the example of someone like Sean Sherk, a man that will train intensely for long durations, I can see the obvious benefits. His work capacity is outstanding and he never gets tired.

    Am I correct in my thinking that simply reducing oxygen intake will not improve ones cardio? I know all about high altitude training but I don't think its the same as breathing through a snorkel. For one, you're inhaling more carbon dioxide with the snorkel.
     
  2. John L Sullivan Blue Belt

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    I don't know what the fuck he's doing with that fucking snorkel. That doesn't make sense to me at all.
     
  3. BayAreaGuy Good Day

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    You could argue that Wand looked tired because he got rocked a couple times.







    His trainer explained that it's so he'd get used to doing a huge workload with less air. The video is on youtube I think.
     
  4. WCLegend90 Orange Belt

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    I think it's BS.
     
  5. ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    I think the theory is ok, but the application leaves something to be desired.
     
  6. TheFlyingArmbar Yellow Belt

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    I think this is an issue of trying to make something more advanced than it should be.

    I think its specificity to increasing CV efficiency, causes a decrease in specificity where its most important - MMA. Straight off the bat he is getting used to consuming air through his mouth, not his nose. In fighting, breathing through your mouth isn't the best idea. I think this fact quickly outweights the hypoxic conditions induced by the Snorkel.
     

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