View Full Version : why do boxers make a wheezing sound when they punch?


STILL_DETOX
09-22-2009, 09:28 PM
fighters like roy jones jr and mayweather jr are easily noticed doing that. can some1 explain to me the science behind it

Stoppage
09-22-2009, 10:22 PM
They're breathing out. Keeping your breath while punching will fatigue you. So it's important to breathe out every time you throw a punch.

BG_Knocc_Out
09-22-2009, 10:33 PM
Lol, I'm ****ing surprised you didn't know this...

sukhenkoy
09-22-2009, 11:00 PM
Because we all want to be like Hatton.

keepthemhandsup
09-22-2009, 11:43 PM
better question is why do some boxers SCREAM..... >.>

Alexandros
09-22-2009, 11:44 PM
i dunno but it makes me less tired when i do it... i dont even know why.. lolz

RightHooker
09-23-2009, 01:29 AM
better question is why do some boxers SCREAM..... >.>
Makes you breathe more air out.

It's also just satisfying to get to scream and hit something really hard lol.

Sgt. Pain
09-23-2009, 02:23 AM
They're breathing out. Keeping your breath while punching will fatigue you. So it's important to breathe out every time you throw a punch.

y thats right, i am also wondering why you don't know this after 1k posts^^

Spartacus Sully
09-23-2009, 02:24 AM
exhaling involuntarily flexes the stomach muscles especially when its a forced exhale. dont know if they only do this when they punch but it could also be done when getting hit body shots. also whiel punching if they get countered with a body shot since they exhaled their abs are flexed and ready for the hit with out hem even having to think about it.

i dont really know about breathing out and helping with stamina but i can calmly breath in and out while im punching and not make noticiable noises.

though say i pucker my lips alittle so i have to force the air out i happen to make noises and i also happen to flex my abs.

Squirrel
09-23-2009, 11:22 AM
Exhaling during the movement causes it to be more powerful and completed faster.

also, any counters will be taken while you are tense, reducing damage, keeping you more balanced and meaning you wont be winded.



Pretty simple really ...

TheNegation
09-23-2009, 12:46 PM
Breathing. How the hell do you not know that?

More importantly have you tried to fight without breating?

Try doing some rounds on a heavy bag without exhaling after every punch and see how tired it makes you.

Akucapri
09-23-2009, 12:48 PM
Sound effects, what else?

Sounds like a bullet everytime Floyd throws a punch...

STILL_DETOX
09-23-2009, 02:37 PM
thnx for the schooling

mrboxer
09-23-2009, 02:44 PM
how about rocky balboa he used to say ah ho ah when hitting the bag,was he out of his mind,or was it incorporated into the script:boxing:

Spartacus Sully
09-23-2009, 02:48 PM
i think it was just part of the script though that was written by sly so i think that means that stallone was out of his mind

PAC-BOY
09-23-2009, 02:54 PM
It is just a way to to help your rhythm and breathing while punching. Sport Science actually had an experiment with Rampage Jackson and they showed they he hit with more force when breathing like that and/or yelling when he would punched!

Spartacus Sully
09-23-2009, 03:02 PM
theres less air in your body so you weigh less

sweet*science
09-23-2009, 03:49 PM
You are suppose to exhale when throwing a punch to tighten your muscles. Prepares your body for the impact of a counter shot, plus punching without breathing makes you tired quicker.

kingzoti
09-23-2009, 05:46 PM
dumbasses proper exhalation flexes the stomach muscles for extra power....

nystate0fm1nd
09-23-2009, 06:14 PM
It's because muscles require oxygen just like everything else in our bodies. If we aren't supplying it, they will fatigue and then you are f*cked.

y thats right, i am also wondering why you don't know this after 1k posts^^


You shouldn't be surprised. 95% (if not more) of the people on these forums have never stepped into a ring in their lives and don't know jack **** about boxing.

letsgobrady
09-23-2009, 06:15 PM
fighters like roy jones jr and mayweather jr are easily noticed doing that. can some1 explain to me the science behind it

most trainers tell you to exhale every time you punch

FIGHTING_FLIP
09-23-2009, 11:18 PM
i hate when fighters scream when they punch. especially when i see it in the gym. f uckin annoying..my quote is "a lion while hunting doesnt roar." i mean of course ill make the breathe sound. but the whole yelling bullsiht is doin to much

mannyman
09-24-2009, 04:13 PM
They're breathing out but tbh in any form of exercise you breath out on the effort i.e a punch