John and everyone that read the powerbreathing article,I can not imagine why Coach Sonnon would have made such comments about power
breathing regarding martial arts etc…
I can imagine why it would not necasserily be advantageous to do it DURRING the activity but to not use it as a method of conditioning due to some sort of percieved performance deterioration makes little sence so me.
I would even question in many instances as to why you wouldnt use it durring
the activity. I always understood a Kiai) to be somewhat similar to powerbreathing (forced exhalation using the vasalva manouvre all be it you are not resisting as much… so a quicker exhalation, 2 sec opposed to 5). The hissing noise that boxers often make
durring a focussed punch also seems like it is similar to power breathing.
Okay not powerbreathing maybe more a power breath…
I understand what he said in the very last part of the paragraph relating to
throwing/shooting accuracy etc.
Maybe im missing something. Perhaps Coach Sonnon and others more knowledgeable on this topic can