Robson Conceição is Brazil's first Olympic boxing gold medalist, winning at this year's Rio Olympics. And he is using POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT).
Why Conceição began boxing
As a child Robson Conceição took to fighting with other children on the streets of Salvador. His uncle is an ex-street fighter and is known as one of the bravest street fighters. Conceição wished to improve his fighting skills and so a friend began teaching him boxing techniques.
It’s thanks to a social project in Salvador that Conceição took the decision to stop street fighting and start boxing instead. He could then see it as a way of life.
Conceição is an Olympic champion
Robson is having more success than his previous Olympic appearances in Beijing and London. He is fighting in the lightweight boxing weight class. And this year he made history at the Rio Olympics in Brazil. Robson is Brazil’s First Olympic Boxing Gold Medalist.
POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training
Robson Conceição is training his inspiratory muscles with POWERbreathe under the guidance of Brazilian physiotherapist, Mateus Esquivel. It will improve his breathing strength and stamina when fighting. It also helps to improve his general fitness without exerting his body any more than his sparring sessions do. POWERbreathe IMT is also beneficial in speeding up his recovery between bouts of fighting.
POWERbreathe for recovery
Conceição performs a recovery breathing set by using his POWERbreathe IMT on a lower setting. This training speeds up lactate clearance more effectively than a traditional recovery. Researchers in Brazil have found that breathing against a small inspiratory load straight after exercise reduces lactate by 16%. And it’s quick. When using POWERbreathe for recovery, after just 5-minutes lactate concentration is the same as that found after 15 minutes of passive recovery.
We are sending our congratulations to Brazil’s First Olympic Boxing Gold Medalist, Robson Conceição! We also would like to thank Mateus Esquivel for supporting Robson throughout his breathing training.