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Old 01-25-2013, 04:57 PM   #116
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Default Re: Why were many old time boxers so scrawny looking

Originally Posted by Seamus View Post
Guys like Fitz, Jeffries and Dempsey used to do what today would be called intervals, or at the very least waht the Finns used to call "fartlek", mixing jogging with sprinting and even walking. Roadwork mixed with hill repeats or stair running (which are essentially interval running) is unbeatable.

As an increasingly feeble ex-jock, hill repeats and roadwork are the last activities that keepsfrom falling entirely into the abyss of old age. One of these days I'm going to have a ****ing heart attack at the top of the stairs I run...

that is true
alot of the guys before the mid 1930's
had interesting training methods
intervals, they wrestled as well

its after that closed minded "old school" training methods set in
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