Originally Posted by Rockin'
It seems to me that body building is the last thing that a fighter would want to do. Lifting weights is one thing and body building is another.
When I fought I had a weight training class in school for my last 3 semesters. Some days I would lift heavy some days I would lift light with high reps.
I did have to move up in weight, over all from 132 to 139 over the 2 years or so. My finish max on bench was 245 and final squat was 320. With the boxing workouts I never got bulky, just very well defined.
It didn't have a negative affect on me at all, as a matter of fact it made me much stronger in the ring and alot more confident.
I lifted at about 10 am every other day with running on the off days. I had plenty of time to recoupe my strength to train at the boxing gym at 7pm.
I'm telling you that boxing and body building don't mix. Every muscle head that I encountered in the ring was easy to stun with shots to the head, it just seemed that they packed on all of these pounds but essentially still excepted the shots like a smaller fighter might have.
With bodybuilding it seems just an ego thing with these guys anyway, theywant to look like bad assese to the ladies. I'll take my boxer build over that any day knowing that I am a bad ass with the skills I've developed through the years.
Lift weights to build strength is good with boxing. Lifting weights to bulkup will get you hurt in the ring eventually...............Rockin'
^^who is this god...?
Would u say if i continue to lift weights I will be able to increase my max in terms of power, thus only leaving it to me to be able to use that power fully and correctly?
I Concentrate on speed, but if needed be I would like to be able to still hit hard. I.m.o I feel power is a good tool to have , and being able to use it out of nowhere would throw of opponents, and intimidate. I don't expect people to be scared , but if I hit them with this thunderous right hand I want them to be thinking about the last punch for the next few throws so that I can unleash in a different area and come back to the previous area.