Originally Posted by highguard
let me state something
weight training is great for boxing or any other combat sport,
because being powerful is a bonus in any type of combat
training like a bodybuilder with weights 5 times a week
may make you stiff and slow etc
lets look at the ****ing holy grail RUNNING,
running will improve your endurance
and endurance is good for boxing or any other combat sport
but if you train run all the time like a long distance runner
you will be lanky,probably weak with no muscles
and most likely have a lot of knee and ankle problems
both are good for you in proportion
but to all the haters or weight training
even your hated enemy the bodybuilder
will rag doll and ruin a
kenyan long distance runner in boxing or any other combat sport
and no his bad stamia wont come into play because it will last 2 seconds
I disagree utterly.
I've met bodybuilders who could fight, and I've met more who can't. I've watched a skinny 150 pound South African amateur destroy a 220 pound man in 2 rounds.
I agree with a lot of what you are saying, but that last part is just false. No man without training can end a boxing match in 2 seconds, because that kind of power has little to do with muscle.
I'm a huge advocate of universal training in preparation for a fight. Too much weightlifting ruins a practical body. I don't honestly think I've ever seen too much cardio ruin a boxer in my entire career, but you definitely want to space it out, and train in a lot of different ways.