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Old 11-14-2012, 05:08 PM   #53
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Default Re: Old school training routines seem to be the simplest and most effective!

I see what you're saying, but when it comes to the elite it isn't really a case of 'what works', it's a case of what 'what is closest to optimal' and often a boxing coach alone doesn't have physiological understanding to impliment training methods that are appropriate to the situation. BUT, what is optimal from a purely mechanistic standpoint may not be optimal for a certain individual; it's very situational.

A lot of boxing trainers are ignorant though unfortunately:
"Coach, I've been doing *insert beneficial training method*"
"Na **** that, just run every day"

What is lost in most of these discussions is context and as I mentioned, it often results in huge generalizations.
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