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    Working out with mouthpiece in

    I recently started training for boxing, and I was getting to the point where I could do the exercises with ease, meaning not passing out. Then the coach had me start doing the exercises with the mouthpiece in. It was like I started all over again. Trying to breath out my nose while doing cardio is like breathing through a straw. If I try to breath out my mouth I wind up choking on the mouthpiece or the gallon of saliva that somehow winds up collecting in there. Basically does anyone else train this way? Do only boxers do this or is it a univesal thing? And how long did it take you to adapt to it?

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    do you have a mouthpiece with a hole in the middle?

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    No I have the cheap 2 dollar one right now, I'm looking for a better one but I'm such a geek I have to research them first. I'm thinking about just buying a bunch of different ones

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    everlast, it's $20

    and you can breate!!!!

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    At my gym we only train with the mouthpice while sparring. I t took me a while to get confortable with it, and to breath properly, but it happened.

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    The purpose is to get you used to weaing the mouthpiece come competition time. It also offers some protection. Thus, the best way to go for it is to train using the mouthpiece you plan to use in the maqtch you're preparing for. Like has been said previously, it's worth a try to use a quality type that you're comfortble with.

    Here, it's hard to obtain the Everlast mouthpiece they describe, so I asked my relatives in the States to buy one for me and send it here soon. Meanwhile, I have a dental laboratory manufacture a custom one for me, based on specifications made by my dentist after an examination. Just not sure how well it can protect against concussion compared to the Everlast, but I find it better than the off-the-shelf cheap type. It's more expensive, but it's more than worth it if it gives you superior protection and helps performance.
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    i use a shock doctor 3.0

    wear it all the time during san da/grappling (i wear my cup during all MA training, especially when working with new students.)

    you know the drill, you're holding a kicking shield for a newbie and they kick too low and get you right in the nuts. or you're holding punching mits and they miss the pad and punch you in the face.
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    Originally posted by Ming Loyalist
    you know the drill, you're holding a kicking shield for a newbie and they kick too low and get you right in the nuts. or you're holding punching mits and they miss the pad and punch you in the face.
    You wear a cup on your face? :p

    I've never caught the "self defense" kick while holding a shield, but I've been kicked in the elbows (from those darn inaccurate kickers) and punched in the face, but I do know what you mean.

    The mouthpiece I use is the ShockDoctor Power Ultra. It's a single side mouthpiece (probably better to use a double for boxing, though), but it's got an extra "bridge" in the back for your molars (with a hole for breathing). It keeps my jaw aligned and stable during the rough housing that we do.
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    Originally posted by Jaguar Wong
    You wear a cup on your face? :p

    I've never caught the "self defense" kick while holding a shield, but I've been kicked in the elbows (from those darn inaccurate kickers) and punched in the face, but I do know what you mean.

    The mouthpiece I use is the ShockDoctor Power Ultra. It's a single side mouthpiece (probably better to use a double for boxing, though), but it's got an extra "bridge" in the back for your molars (with a hole for breathing). It keeps my jaw aligned and stable during the rough housing that we do.
    my shock doctor is the same design basicly. works great, highly recommended.

    no cup on the face... just saying that the 2 protective devices i think should be worn at all times are the mouthguard and cup. you never know when you'll catch an accidental shot and you should get used to wearing them for competition.

    i been holding the kicking shield for a newbie doing roundhouse kicks and WHAM she aimed low and caught me in the nuts. glad i was wearing the cup.

    then just last week, was doing a front kick drill with another newbie (we do push kicks to each other's stomachs, light to medium force back and forth.) lo and behold he isn't flexible to kick at stomach level and delivers a few right to my nuts. also glad i was wearing the cup.

    a while back we were doing armbar drills (from the guard) and i got kicked in the face when my partner was swinging her leg around... VERY glad i was wearing a mouthguard. but hey it doesn't help all the time, i accidentally did the same thing back to her a week later but clocked her in the temple with my shin (ouch! damn i felt really bad about that, must be my jewish guilt kicking in.)
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