Action Heros with Skills

Summary: It’s fun when you see techniques you’ve been teaching appear in the most unexpected places.

I was watching the spy thriller “Haywire” a few nights ago when suddenly I see the main character displaying all the proper running and breathing techniques I teach my basketball teams as she chases a bad guy through the streets and alleys of Barcellona, Spain.

In this case, the heroine happens to be a famous athlete who recently became an actress. Gina Carano was a star basketball player and MMA fighter before she became an action-movie hero.

I captured just the chase scene on this video. Take a look. She demonstrates all the proper techniques of sprinting and breathing to maximize oxygen up-take.

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