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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

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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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