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Old 01-24-2013, 04:38 AM   #89
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Default Re: Why were many old time boxers so scrawny looking

Originally Posted by MagnaNasakki View Post

"Modern" training contains a whole lot of unnecessary ****. I was guilty of nigh-on bodybuilding at one point, and my effectiveness(Particularly my stamina) tanked. I got too big for the second most important fight of my career and had to pull a come from behind out of my ass because I was sucking wind in the third. For big biceps and cut abs. Useless. Gimme the core strength, and the rest of that time back on the road running. I've learned my lesson now.
Yeah, psychologically, in any sport that requires physical muscular training, and in modern society, IT'S HARD NOT TO END UP USING THE MIRROR AS A GAUGE.
Being in condition we're gonna look in condition in the mirror, but that doesn't mean the better we look in the mirror the better we're gonna be in competition. At some point the two things diverge.
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