Originally Posted by enquirer
One thing many of you are overloooking is that for some folks weight training does overdevelop muscles that dont need such pronounced size,sometimes getting stronger/more muscular means sacrificing speed,stamina,mobility and power...
Mostly the great boxers named who used weights did so when moving up divisions,and how many boxers can you really say got better as they got bigger muscles or moved up?
Hearns was better at the lower weights,as was jones,pbf ,spinks and tyson was better before he hit the weights and so on.....I would like to know
which boxer became better after using squats,deadlifts and bench presses? Shannon briggs?
Excellent post, good point about the great boxers looking better before they went up weight divisions, as guys move up they seem to lose stamina and look stiffer.