Ive always been one of those people that has a tough time until I get my first wind.
Whenever I start any type of hard physical activity(Ill use grappling as an example),
the first 2 minutes or so can be brutal cardio wise. Once my body gets going, I can cruise pretty well, but Im interested in this first wind situation.
What exactly causes it and what can be done, if anything to mitigate it? A training partner of mine who was a very high level wrestler had the same problem and he used to run sprints right before a match to try and get his cardiovascular system humming. Actually, I would be interested in seriously cutting down my time to the first wind, even without a protracted intense warmup(simply because you often dont know exactly when you will have to start going hard - particularly important for law enforcement and military who might find themselves in a fight at a moments notice).
Any info/articles would be greatly appreciated.