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Old 09-01-2008, 04:36 PM
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I found these interesting pics on the internet along with instructions. It shows boxers training regimens and how they prepared for battle at the last turn of a century.


Woodchopping. An all-time classic. The boxer in the pic is unknown, but this exercise was especially useful for the back and spine.


Treecarrying. The pic shows HW champ Jack Johnson carrying a piece of oak-tree. This was considered phenomenal training especially when carried up-hill. It was highly recommended to change shoulders every now and then.


This is LW champion Ad Wolgast and not some furniture mover. The lifting of heavy objects, the more complicated the better, was considered excellent. The more musclegroups used the better.


Here Battling Nelson works in the woods as well. He's systematically working out on the lumber on this yard.

Continued.....
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:42 PM
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Mountaineering was popular then as it is now. The fighter is unknown. (Could it be Greb?)


This is one of the very best all-time-greats Benny Leonard farming the countryside.


And finally HW legend Jack Dempsey works on the waterpump. Today this exercixe might be called "unilateral ground based upper body core training".

Maybe this thread would be usefull in the training-forum???
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Rocky Balboa used most of these haha.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AemCeiuI_k&NR=1

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no wonder fighters were so **** before the 20's
Most of them may not have been as technically profecient, but their stamina (many fights were set for 20 rounds or more) and their toughness (fighting with 2oz to 4oz horse hair gloves, sometimes 3 and 4 times a month) cannot be questioned.
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Most of them may not have been as technically profecient, but their stamina (many fights were set for 20 rounds or more) and their toughness (fighting with 2oz to 4oz horse hair gloves, sometimes 3 and 4 times a month) cannot be questioned.
That's right. It's always difficult fantasymatching modern fighters with old-timers. It doesn't seem fair to say the old timer's had to prepare the way they did back in the day, while the modern fighters can prepare like the do today. You have to compare the accomplishments and the dominence the had over the contemporarys (spelling).
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Most of them may not have been as technically profecient, but their stamina (many fights were set for 20 rounds or more) and their toughness (fighting with 2oz to 4oz horse hair gloves, sometimes 3 and 4 times a month) cannot be questioned.
oh yeah definitely

they were tough bastards but they were poor technically, i meant **** technique wise, no one in their right mind would question how tough they were
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I've seen photos of Dempsey working the heavybag as well as other fighters doing roadwork, skipping rope, sparring, ect. IE things fighters do today. Just what do people think current fighters do that the old-timers didn't? Lift weights? I was under the impression that weightlifting still wasn't very common among fighters of today and for a very good reason: It kills your reflexes; something a fighter can ill afford to do. Of course those old-timers didn't take steroids so maybe THAT'S the biggest difference

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