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Old 01-27-2013, 11:02 PM   #202
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Default Re: Why were many old time boxers so scrawny looking

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Originally Posted by Bill1234 View Post
That's about all there is to it. You can teach technique, footwork, basic fundamentals, etc, but you can't teach toughness, heart, and fighting instincts.

While there are obviously things outside of pure boxing (running, swimming, push ups, pull ups, etc) that will help improve a fighters performance, the only way for a boxer to get better is to actually box.

Out of the 7 years that I've been boxing, I've seen plenty of people who were built like greek gods and looked astounding when going through their work out, but then they got in the ring and looked like absolute garbage.

I've also seen people who look terrible when going through their workout but are incredibly effective and are great fighters in the ring.

again i agree with you totally

but again why do you leave out weights
when you said

"While there are obviously things outside of pure boxing (running, swimming, push ups, pull ups, etc)"

what the stiffness thing again lol
doing pull ups will have the same affects
its weight training lol
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