View Full Version : chin ups and pull ups ?


tomhead69
05-05-2009, 10:05 AM
hi would chin ups and pull ups be good for a boxing workout ?
also what would they help me with would they help with punches :boxing:

Landon S
05-05-2009, 11:42 AM
hi would chin ups and pull ups be good for a boxing workout ?
also what would they help me with would they help with punches :boxing:
Anything that strengthens your body is good since you use everything when you box. A strong back will help with hooks, uppercuts and with retracting your punches.

TheDukeArrives
05-05-2009, 01:47 PM
I live on push ups and pull ups. Body weight exercises for a strong core are essential. While doing my pull up workouts, I also do some pull ups that incorporate abs and core. I'll hang from the bar, and with straight legs I will raise them all the way up to the bar, lower them, then with knees up, twist to the left once, then to the right. That is one rep. I usually do about 5 reps, maybe 4 sets or so, in between each regular pull up set.

These exercises also indirectly strengthen your biceps/triceps, which leads to a faster punch.

Young_Stalin
05-05-2009, 01:48 PM
Yes chin ups will help build your biceps and back, overtime you will see yourself retracting your punches with less effort and your hooks and uppercuts will be stronger. With the pull ups try to do them with your hands as wide as you can to help build those lats.

THE REED™
05-05-2009, 01:49 PM
no, chinups and pullups are horrible for you... so are pushups, jumprope, running... all bad for you

Chr0nic
05-05-2009, 01:51 PM
I live on push ups and pull ups. Body weight exercises for a strong core are essential. While doing my pull up workouts, I also do some pull ups that incorporate abs and core. I'll hang from the bar, and with straight legs I will raise them all the way up to the bar, lower them, then with knees up, twist to the left once, then to the right. That is one rep. I usually do about 5 reps, maybe 4 sets or so, in between each regular pull up set.

These exercises also indirectly strengthen your biceps, which leads to a faster punch.
who told you that?

THE REED™
05-05-2009, 01:51 PM
yeah that isnt true...

TheDukeArrives
05-05-2009, 01:56 PM
who told you that?

The main function of the tricep is to extend the arm, so it makes sense that a better developed, more functional bicep/tricep would lead to a faster punch. Obviously there are other factors involved in throwing a good punch, but a stronger bicep helps, especially with power.

I'm not talking about a bigger bicep, just a better functioning one. Pretty much the same thing can be said for every muscle in the body regarding punching. I'd say core work is essential, which pullups and push ups, if done correctly, can help.

Ogecca MaMa
05-05-2009, 01:57 PM
pull ups is really important. you do 100 of them every day then in 1-2 years 100 more.. your body will be extremely strong. 1 thing is most people do them wrong

Young_Stalin
05-05-2009, 02:07 PM
no, chinups and pullups are horrible for you... so are pushups, jumprope, running... all bad for you

I agree. Drinking all day is how MY dad got strong. Just ask my mom, my daddy was one hell of a boxer with an insane right hook.

Marvin6591
05-05-2009, 02:12 PM
I agree. Drinking all day is how MY dad got strong. Just ask my mom, my daddy was one hell of a boxer with an insane right hook.

hahahahahah!!!

TheDukeArrives
05-05-2009, 02:17 PM
Go on youtube and look up the exercises that people do to prepare themselves to be able to do the human flag. Mad core strength right there.

Roy Jones 3rd
05-06-2009, 01:58 PM
Go on youtube and look up the exercises that people do to prepare themselves to be able to do the human flag. Mad core strength right there.

nice heads up on this never heard of it till then but this the type of body strength i want.

tomhead69
05-07-2009, 10:30 AM
could i do these instead of just doing weight training like chin ups for biceps and wide grip for shoulders and back ?
:boxing::crackhead

TheDukeArrives
05-07-2009, 12:39 PM
could i do these instead of just doing weight training like chin ups for biceps and wide grip for shoulders and back ?
:boxing::crackhead

That is pretty much what I have done. I have gone from mostly weight training to cardio and body-weight oriented/core exercises and my body has responded well. Much more functional and efficient now.