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Old 01-30-2013, 11:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: best muscles to work out for punching power

Originally Posted by dealt_with View Post
Don't do biceps but do pull downs and rows?
you dont really box do you dumb****...

bicep curls are about as worthless as they come for boxing...the bicep muscle doesnt really come into the punch. However, your lats and back muscles do come in. In order to hit those muscles, you tend to also hit the bicep (pull ups of course do that..thats why many boxers who dont lift still have big biceps) but working the bicep muscle in isolation is a waste of time and engery, and could even be seen as counter productive. I know for myself that when I lift biceps heavy I have found my arms tighten up. You might say that is just anecdotal, but I have heard plenty of others say that as well.
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