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?
Yes, you can gain weight in the form of muscle but only if you eat more. Again, this down to to incorrect training/diet or the individual not knowing what he/she is doing. You can easily maintain your current weight and increase strength.