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Old 08-17-2011, 07:45 AM   #16
Matt Ldn
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Default Re: On A Scale Of One To Ten, How Important Is Lifting Weights?

Originally Posted by samperks View Post
i think weights when used well are brilliant but they work best on compound exercises like deadlift squats etc rather than just sitting down curling and working a single muscle.
If your doing curls etc with lots of isolation that is more bodybuilding depending on your number of reps and will have a negative impact on your boxing.

Originally Posted by Sprawla View Post
body weight and weight is all the same, it is all resistance. Resistance from your bodies weight or resistance from weighted plates. I think you can get stronger training with weights. There is more variety amd you can vary the weight.
spot on. People seem to think bodyweight is only used for conditioning/endurance but that is mainly because it is easier to transition between excercises so is better in conditioning workouts in my experience. Plenty of bodyweight excercises many people here wouldnt have the strength to do.
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