Originally Posted by wordisbond
I just wanted to know if having a muscular chest negatively impacts a boxers ability to punch? I know most boxers don't do heavy bench presses instead doing push ups to develop their chest. How would it affect your speed, flexibility, etc) What are your thoughts?
There is an awful lot more to it than that - you can't afford to think in terms of individual muscle groups. Boxing is about using all of your muscles in harmony (intermuscular coordination). Yes, you could say that excessive sarcoplasmic hypertrophy will limit your athletic abilities, but this doesn't mean you don't train certain body parts - you need to focus on what 'type' of training you are doing rather than what body part that you are training.