Originally Posted by ZeeBrah
As I said before, I know strength isn't everything. However, if all else is equal, but one person is stronger, the stronger person will hit harder/faster. Is that really hard to understand?
Think of it this way:
If you have two "natural-born" punchers (which is ridiculous and is just used as an excuse by weak individuals as to why they can't punch hard), they both have the same exact core strength, can both hit exactly as hard as the other one without ever touching weights, they both have equally good technique, but one of them decides to hit the weights and literally doubles his strength, you HONESTLY think that they'd still be equal?
Then tell me, what exactly makes a punch harder? Instead of telling me I don't know, you tell me. Don't link me to an article on a commercial site, you tell me and provide evidence (scholarly, peer-reviewed articles/journals).
As for not knowing "any of the boxers mentioned", it was ONE boxer. You cannot say that you know every single boxer ever. No one does.
Well you havent been paying attention to anything I've been saying.
Punching strength doesn't come from lift heavy weights. When you heavy weights youre working out different muscle fibers that allow you to lift
heavy things, not throw a punch. Its called maximal strength. A punch comes from explosive strength/twitch fibers. Thats called explosive strength. The only time lifting weights aids in punching strength is if youre putting on massive weight with it. I said that all on the first page.
Skill comes into play when you know how to be in balance, shift your weight, time your body for the most powerful punch you can throw. Which, if youre contracted from lifting heavy weights, you cant do to the fullest extent.
I dont feel like googling anything for you so I'm sure you can just google what I said and find it on your own. Its been said countless times, even in Jack Dempseys 1950's book, Bruce Lee's, the excellent Ross Enamait books, and countless other places.
So when youre complaining about people here discouraging about weights or not giving two cares, then thats your problem and nobody really is going to care because fighters dont necessarily need to lift weights.
This is fighting and skill, not looking cute. You come here to primarily talk about looking cute then youre going to bump heads.