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Old 01-22-2013, 05:18 PM   #21
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Default Re: Why were many old time boxers so scrawny looking

Originally Posted by gentleman jim View Post
If you took the fighters from that era and time machined them to today, you'd probably see that they're not scrawny at all. We're used to seeing athletes in modern film and pictures. High definition color and up close camera angles using the very best in modern photography. Overall I would agree that the fighters today are bigger due to nutrition, supplements and other factors such as length of bouts, time off in between fights etc..A twelve round fighter may not have to train down as intensely as a fifteen or twenty round fighter would. Strength, body mass and power would then take a back seat to conditioniong and endurance. The old timers didn't have a McDonalds or Burger King or KFC on every corner while growing up but that didn't mean that they weren't tough as nails or physically strong..just generally leaner...and n many cases better conditoned.

your right about everything up until
the burger king and kfc part

i have my doubts that these guys had that healthy of a diet
and probably fested on white breads

and i am curious
how they made weight?
was there science to it
or just train and eat less????

and yes i know, they didnt cut a ton of weight like today
but still
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