View Full Version : stronger legs for a stronger chin?


..David..
06-22-2008, 01:16 PM
Hey guys do you think having strong legs actually makes you take punches in a better way.

I am of the idea that having strong legs its essential for boxing, i been training mine really hard and i really feel stronger overall, can take a punch much better, and dont get tired as fast as before, i remember my first fights, i would get tired, and i would feel like my legs were gonna give away by their own, now it doesnt happen to me.

So for all of you that underestimate the importance of the legs for boxing i would really recommend you try it and feel the difference
:)

hookoutofhell
06-22-2008, 01:28 PM
definently pal just look at fighters with big legs - take amir khan his height and upper body are proabably that of a middle weiht yet he has no muscle mass on his legs and when he gets tagged even 30 seconds later his legs a re still wobling.

any body builder or power lifter or anyone who have a passing interest in weights knows that if you train youre legs you will be able to lift more, you get your strength from your legs.

iv always had pretty big legs and iv felt as though i could take a deent punch - i dont normally do squats, lunges with anything which heavier that 40 kilos, alot of the time i just concentrate on conditioning of the legs through skipping or plyometrics.

btw how did you train your legs did you look to squat more and be able to lift more with your legs or did you conidition them more?
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RUSTYBOXER
06-22-2008, 02:13 PM
david you look in good shape if thats you in the avator (no homo)

mr tricky
06-22-2008, 02:31 PM
David,

what egsactly did you do to train your legs?

did you do them legs weights at the gym where u bring knees together ect or push apart, or leg press?

or did you do squats?

you look like you got good physique so share your secrets

..David..
06-22-2008, 03:44 PM
well i do, do weightlifting but i have always done it and didnt get the same results as for doing more boxing focused training.

What gave me the best results were running with weight on and running on hills ( i just use a tire with a rope tied to me ), and i really like to do leg presses but just unlock the weight and keep it still for as long as i can, not doing reps or anything just holding it as if i were standing, i like to do this because your legs actually shake and start to burn like they do in the ring, so if you can last while doing that thats a good sign.
Jumping squats with weight are good too. i do other explosiveness exercises but this ones are more focused on legs

JayCoe
06-22-2008, 06:22 PM
I had no idea boxing did so much for your legs, I, like most people, expected it was an upper body sport but used everything but man, it's my legs that ache more than anything. Boxing has made my legs solid.

Rafael Benitez
06-23-2008, 02:51 AM
I think it will help your boxing but not your chin. Work on strengthening neck and defense techniques. If you do your circuits and roadwork properly, then your legs should be good. No need for no weights that will make you slow and easier to KO! I grew up playing football so have good legs like Naz. I got KO power too. Legs are part of boxing, but no need for weights. Do burpees and you will develop explosive strength.

!! Shawn
06-23-2008, 03:42 AM
When training the legs, do not neglect the hamstrings and posterior chain. It is VERY important in agility. My head movement use to be slow as molasses, then I started working out my hamstrings and boom, now I am quick.

Evil_Meat
06-23-2008, 10:27 AM
I have naturally HUGE strong legs and the odd times ive taken a hell of a punch my legs stay fresh but who knows but i would suspect bigger/stronger legs=better chin. Squats with weight would prob help out your body stability a lot.

The_Shawnster
06-23-2008, 11:43 AM
Hey guys do you think having strong legs actually makes you take punches in a better way.

I am of the idea that having strong legs its essential for boxing, i been training mine really hard and i really feel stronger overall, can take a punch much better, and dont get tired as fast as before, i remember my first fights, i would get tired, and i would feel like my legs were gonna give away by their own, now it doesnt happen to me.

So for all of you that underestimate the importance of the legs for boxing i would really recommend you try it and feel the difference
:)

What about those steroids you take, I forgot what they're called, you PM'd me about them the other day. Did you find they help? Is it worth having the sorness in your ass from all the injections?

..David..
06-23-2008, 01:30 PM
sure buddy, thx for the advice by the way :) we need more ppl like you in these forums because they are full of immature stupid ppl.

black.ink
06-23-2008, 01:51 PM
I find my biggest weakness is my thighs. Not so much for strength, but for mass.

My calfs are far superior but i wouldn't say my legs are lacking in strength. Squats, lunges and general cardio (running/skipping) are all part of my training regime, but for a good 4 years i see no physical improvements with thigh mass, mainly the hamstrings. Anybody got any tips for a more improved upper leg mass? Like i said, my calf size is quite superior in comparison.

eazy_mas
06-23-2008, 02:00 PM
Stronger neck gives you strong chin.

example Holyfield

another type of exercise for chin is done by Margarito was post here 1/2 year back if you search for it.

He put a towel in the floor and makes a bridge but not his chin, on the towel, supporting his body

Rafael Benitez
06-24-2008, 12:38 AM
What about those steroids you take, I forgot what they're called, you PM'd me about them the other day. Did you find they help? Is it worth having the sorness in your ass from all the injections?

They can ingest them nowadays. If that is true, then he talking **** about boxing and his fights. They do random drug tests at club shows too. If he does fight, can't wait for the cheating cunt to get caught. ZMA is the only legal testosterone boosting supplement.

brian123
06-27-2008, 07:04 PM
It is more likely that you just have a better chin now because the longer you box the bettter your chin gets more so then how strong your legs are.

Feint
06-28-2008, 03:29 AM
The short answer is no. The longer answer is that stronger legs will help you obtain better balance, which is obviously good for boxing, as better balance will help you from being knocked down. But strong legs will not help you have a "better chin,***8221; which of course really means being ***8220;knocked out.***8221; They are two different things.

A KO happens when a concussion occurs after a punch to your head. After a hard enough hit your brain goes into a whiplash motion, breaks through the liquid barrier that protects it, and hits the side of your head.* And as they say, down you go***8230;

Strengthening your neck will help somewhat (helps protect you from said whiplash) but a strong enough hit will still cause the action to occur internally even if your head doesn***8217;t move an inch. The best thing you can do more than anything else is simply work on your defense.

* On a side note, some people biologically have better internal protection within their head. This is why some people can take hits that others can***8217;t. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to improve this internal protection.