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Hello everyone, I fought yesterday in an amateur bout.My opponent was weak and I felt that I would crush him. a couple of minutes I beat him a little bit then my legs felt tired and heavy.I barely finish the first round and staying up.Second round I messed up.I don't think I have breathing problem because I did a lot of road works.I'm from Turkey and fights happens occasionally.Probably I fought 9,10 months before this fight.With this fight I did my sixth fight.I was wondering what can I do to prevent this situation and what training should I focus on.Thank you for every advice I appericiate it.

note : my age is 25 probably I can do this sport as a fighter a couple of years and don't wanna quit it like this and before I quit I want to accomplish something.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, E_Y said:

With this fight I did my sixth fight.I was wondering what can I do to prevent this situation and what training should I focus on.Thank you for every advice I appericiate it.

It could be a few things. One of the more hidden aspects in the first 10 or so fights is that you can end up unconsciously holding your breath. This can happen if you are being pressured, or doing the pressure. You can be in great shape but still gas because you just are not breathing in rhythm, due to a lack of experience. Fights early on can make you hold your breath in ways you just don't realize.

Another thing could be if you are not properly balanced with electrolytes, especially if you have cut weight. You want your sodium, potassium and to a much lessor extent magnesium to be abundant at fight time. If you are low on sodium or potassium you can seriously fatigue out of nowhere.

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1 hour ago, Kevin von Duuglas-Ittu said:

It could be a few things. One of the more hidden aspects in the first 10 or so fights is that you can end up unconsciously holding your breath. This can happen if you are being pressured, or doing the pressure. You can be in great shape but still gas because you just are not breathing in rhythm, due to a lack of experience. Fights early on can make you hold your breath in ways you just don't realize.

Another thing could be if you are not properly balanced with electrolytes, especially if you have cut weight. You want your sodium, potassium and to a much lessor extent magnesium to be abundant at fight time. If you are low on sodium or potassium you can seriously fatigue out of nowhere.

Thank you so much for your reply.I really appreciate it.

When apply presssure I felt tired and when I get a little bit back off I felt comfortable and relax also.Also mineral inefficiency may affected me because I cut weight since a week before my fight.Which sources or books do I need to study to learn nutrition plan for fighters? I'm deeply grateful to you.

 

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Guess this depends on a lot of factors...

At my gyms last fightnight something like this happened to one of our fighters. I've seen the dude do like 10 or more rounds of sparring in a row and not go easy so I know he has the stamina. The fight was 3 rounds (K1 style rules). He looked really good in the first, in the second things slowly went south and he BARELY managed to save himself through the 3rd. A few more seconds and he probably would have been unable to continue. Looked like he was about to break down really. He took the win anyways but it was really close.

He told me later it seemed to have been a combination of being excited/stressed about the fight, bad climate (lack of oxigen in there and so on) and being realy active in the beginning so he kind of over-exerted himself. All that might very well have led to sub-optimal breathing I think.

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On 9/7/2019 at 2:06 AM, E_Y said:

Thank you so much for your reply.I really appreciate it.

When apply presssure I felt tired and when I get a little bit back off I felt comfortable and relax also.Also mineral inefficiency may affected me because I cut weight since a week before my fight.Which sources or books do I need to study to learn nutrition plan for fighters? I'm deeply grateful to you.

 

I can't give a source to study, google around. And it's not really appropriate to dispense with serious nutrition advice around weight cutting, because there are so many weight cutting methods, but a general thing to say is that after weight cutting it's probably smart to consume a teaspoon and a half of table salt, which should give you around 4,000 mg of sodium, and to drink lots of water, and to eat potassium rich foods like bananas and spinach. You don't have to take it all at once, but schedule it in. And on fight day take a teaspoon of salt (you can do this with a squeeze of half a lemon), and make sure you are well hydrated. I hesitate to even be offering this advice, but this is just what we would probably do in the very generic sense. A magnesium supplement pill wouldn't hurt.

There is about 400 mg of potassium in a banana, the RDA for potassium daily is around 4,000 mg. Which means it's pretty easy to get depleted in potassium if you are sweating it out for long days in succession, and not purposely replenishing it.

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