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Old 01-23-2013, 11:48 PM   #76
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Default Re: Why were many old time boxers so scrawny looking

Originally Posted by highguard View Post
you wont lol

and the whole thing about compound excersies vs isolation ones

compound ones are much better for a fighter for sure
but isolation are good if you had injuries, like if your coming off a shoulder surgery etc

all that being said
a boxer who has not done weight training
and just starts stuff like deadlifts from the start
instead of isolation stuff is more prone to be injuried

like a friend of mine, who is a middleweight amatuer with about 60 fights
wanted to weights but "not bodybuilding"

so started with deadlifts and injuried his back a bit
and had to take 2 weeks off

and yes he was being coached,
just his body was used to that kind of stress

so i think some isolation work is needed for a newbie to weights
before compound ones
that is actually what they recommend..even as far as getting into body building, i know Arnie in his book suggested being good at push ups and body weight movements first.
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