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Old 12-11-2012, 01:11 PM   #13
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Default Re: why do many boxing coaches think boxing is damn different from other sports???

Originally Posted by highguard View Post
before i begin my rant lol

i have been boxing for over 10 years with a few different coaches,
i have also done bjj-grappling, wrestling and other martial arts and weight training
so i have been around a bit

but one thing has really annoyed lately with my coach,

why the fcuk does he think that boxing is different and special from other sports..

you tell him whatever
muay thai guys or hockey players or whatever
do this or that for speed or power

the answer is always
well they are not boxers, boxing is different

interesting that in other combat sports i have done
the people and coaches seem to understand that
all combat sports are related and training methods
can be shared, while understanding that all have unique aspects to them.

but not some of these boxing coaches
today he was asking me about my running lately
and another boxer mentioned
circut training,
the answer "that maybe works for mma or wrestlers,
boxers dont need that"

like what the ****, seriously
now this is not a debate about circuts vs running etc
but it looks like some of these coaches dont want to do any research at all

and ofcourse, this guy is anti-weights(thinks anything weight training besides punching with 2 pound weights is BODYBUILDING)
said that even if your threating an injury, NO WEIGHTS

so like many he will tell you the greatness of body weight excerises
but i noticed he doesnt really now much about them
when it comes to proper form,
what is the main muscle being used, which is secondary etc

last week he told my friend
"if you want to build muscle and look good
just run"

my friend is 270 pounds and was concerned with injuring his knees etc
the coach says no no, running will only make things stronger

My advice is find another coach that is more to your liking, what you are saying is boxing or boxing coach are not for you. Find an MMA coach as you said they know. This boxing coach you are talking about sounds like a bucket carrier wanna be. No wonder you are ****ed. The real problem is that at the beginner or non-professional level, you are going to find wanna be's. The good coaches are looking for talent, and usually wont spend time on a newbe or a non-professional. In your case you seem to be doing it to keep in shape and practice whatever you are working on. If you have this coach still advising you, then it's not his fault that you are listening to him its your fault for staying there. Find a coach you can respect and is saying the things you wanna hear, why do you keep listening to this coach is beyond me. Find another coach or you become a coach and teach the stuff you know. Its that simple.
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