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Old 08-29-2014, 06:49 PM
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i am looking to get into amateur boxing however i am 18 and im 6ft1 and weigh 49kg -51kg, i know im skinny as **** but iv been that weight for past 3 years i blame the metabolisim (53kg if im lucky), i was wondering if that is weird? in boxing terms you normally dont see flyweights (50kg) as tall as 6ft1 and with tall neck and wide broad shoulders and lanky arms however my ribs is exposed real bad i have low BMI but wtf can i do i just wana box , or will be dangerous ?
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:20 AM
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i am looking to get into amateur boxing however i am 18 and im 6ft1 and weigh 49kg -51kg, i know im skinny as **** but iv been that weight for past 3 years i blame the metabolisim (53kg if im lucky), i was wondering if that is weird? in boxing terms you normally dont see flyweights (50kg) as tall as 6ft1 and with tall neck and wide broad shoulders and lanky arms however my ribs is exposed real bad i have low BMI but wtf can i do i just wana box , or will be dangerous ?
It depends on a lot of things. You're the same age as me and I'm light for my height too. I'm 5'9 now and 122lbs (just under 56kg). Most people around our ages can be at freakishly low weights because of our metabolism (and mine goes through the roof). That said however you should monitor how many calories you are eating per day. Although my metabolism is very high I still realised I wasn't eating enough and found I needed between 2500-3000 cals a day. I stayed the same weight but I don't look as skinny ad my ribs aren't too exposed. I look like 20lbs heavier even though I have no fat lol. You fit my description though, talk for your height and with broad shoulders. Check with your dad how he grew and see what he says. My dad was skinny up until his early 20s when he suddenly filled out and gained muscle. You may also still be growing in which case you'll gain a pound or two here and there. I was 5'7 1/2 4 months ago and now I'm 5'9 and still growing.


You should definitely start boxing but you MUST eat more especially when training. You'll be surprised how much you eat when trying especially with a high metabolism. If you don't eat enough you'll struggle when trainibg and find you're picking up all kinds of aches because you aren't getting enough nutrients to repair your body.

But man 6'1 is a great height to be boxing if you have broad shoulders. It's not uncommon to get 6'1 132lbers but you could go up to middleweight and still have a good height advantage. But I would say you're current weight is a bit low. I'd die if I was your weight and I'm unusually tall for the weight as it is. But don't worry, just eat good healthy foods like meat, fish and carbs to fuel your training. I gained some decent muscle when I trained.
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:25 AM
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Do some sit ups then lazy ass!

And I would like to think it's not weird , im 6 foot 2 and 70kg but 50kg gosh damn!
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:15 AM
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As far as I know you are underweight, but I don't really know if boxing is actually dangerous because of that.

If you are really serious about gaining weight I personally recommend hitting the gym and doing heavy compound exercises (squats, bench presses, deadlifts, etc). Make your sessions short but heavy. Have sessions like this 3 times per week or more.

Combine this with a lot of food. I won't bore you with calories and stuff as you are at a point where the only way can be up. Just eat substantially more and try to spread that throughout the day. So don't have 5 plates of pasta at dinner but rather eat 5 or 6 meals per day with plenty of carbs and proteins. If you combine these two factors I have no doubt you will gain....

Finally, eventhough I do not know if boxing is dangerous for you I do know that it will increase your metabolism further which would make it harder for you to gain weight. Just something to take into consideration.
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If you want to gain weight then follow the poster above's advice but believe me it's possible to gain healthy weight through boxing as well. It just comes down to eating more.
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It depends on a lot of things. You're the same age as me and I'm light for my height too. I'm 5'9 now and 122lbs (just under 56kg). Most people around our ages can be at freakishly low weights because of our metabolism (and mine goes through the roof). That said however you should monitor how many calories you are eating per day. Although my metabolism is very high I still realised I wasn't eating enough and found I needed between 2500-3000 cals a day. I stayed the same weight but I don't look as skinny ad my ribs aren't too exposed. I look like 20lbs heavier even though I have no fat lol. You fit my description though, talk for your height and with broad shoulders. Check with your dad how he grew and see what he says. My dad was skinny up until his early 20s when he suddenly filled out and gained muscle. You may also still be growing in which case you'll gain a pound or two here and there. I was 5'7 1/2 4 months ago and now I'm 5'9 and still growing.


You should definitely start boxing but you MUST eat more especially when training. You'll be surprised how much you eat when trying especially with a high metabolism. If you don't eat enough you'll struggle when trainibg and find you're picking up all kinds of aches because you aren't getting enough nutrients to repair your body.

But man 6'1 is a great height to be boxing if you have broad shoulders. It's not uncommon to get 6'1 132lbers but you could go up to middleweight and still have a good height advantage. But I would say you're current weight is a bit low. I'd die if I was your weight and I'm unusually tall for the weight as it is. But don't worry, just eat good healthy foods like meat, fish and carbs to fuel your training. I gained some decent muscle when I trained.
Yeah much appreciated i always thought i was a freak of nature kind of glad im not alone in this lool , my father used to be slim at my age, but turned into a tank now hes in his late 40s very unfit

It's best to just hit gym and eat more often to see where i get to in couple weeks, also i know dude being tall is awesome! but shame about our long torso very hard to cover that bit up
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:33 PM
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Yeah much appreciated i always thought i was a freak of nature kind of glad im not alone in this lool , my father used to be slim at my age, but turned into a tank now hes in his late 40s very unfit

It's best to just hit gym and eat more often to see where i get to in couple weeks, also i know dude being tall is awesome! but shame about our long torso very hard to cover that bit up
Haha, well most of my height comes from my legs! I'm still growing so my torso hasn't caught up yet. But it is pretty awesome yeah. Having broad shoulders seems to help me get more torque on my punches. My dad's somehow still a tank in his 50s and still going strong despite not doing much exercise.
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