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Old 09-30-2010, 01:03 AM   #1
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How far can you go training without weights?
This is something im facinated by.
Has anyone ever tried to test this?

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Old 09-30-2010, 02:04 AM   #2
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How far can you go training without weights?
This is something im facinated by.
Has anyone ever tried to test this?

all replies welcome.
I use bodyweight exercises exclusively and they've done wonders. They're especially great if you're trying to build/develop functional strength and anaerobic fitness.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:05 AM   #3
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This guy uses bodyweight only.

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Old 09-30-2010, 01:05 PM   #4
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There aren't any limits as far as I can see. If you start off with weightless squats, for example, you could then move onto squat jumps. Then one legged squats (pistols), and then even jumping pistols if you get really good. One handed pullups, one handed push ups... But once you get to that kind of level I don't think it's worth making it any more difficult. I would think that just continuing with those exercises (and getting better at them) would promote optimal fitness with a good balance of strength and agility.
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:10 PM   #5
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:39 PM   #6
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They would not help your absolute strength like weight training can, however this is not something necessary with boxing anyway. Plyometric pushups, jump squats, burpees, etc. are some of the best exercises that can be done. I feel like a broken record because I post this term nearly every thread on training, but boxing is a speed-strength sport, meaning you have to propel a light object much faster and more explosive, in boxing's case an 8-16oz glove in addition to the rest of the body in your punches(hope that made sense, I'm tired). Therefore fast explosive exercises such as what is listed above with a very minimal weight load can be the best supplement for training a sport such as boxing.

In answering your question, as long as you do not have a severe deficiency in strength, absolute strength that is found in "typical" weight training is not necessary and you can go as far as you wish by training only with bodyweight.
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Bear in mind that most people who advocate solely using bodyweight exercises are not hard punchers.

Most professionals use weights, and most of the ones who deny it are lying.
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:50 PM   #8
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Bear in mind that most people who advocate solely using bodyweight exercises are not hard punchers.
Every now and then, you run into a statement like this and it just takes your breath away. What a load of shit.
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:24 PM   #10
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Every now and then, you run into a statement like this and it just takes your breath away. What a load of shit.
please clear this up
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:46 PM   #11
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Its Nonsense.
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it's really not nonsense. All the modern boxers who are known for hitting hard lift weights. All of them.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:26 PM   #13
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dont make me make another thread. this is one debate im interested in.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:45 PM   #14
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it's really not nonsense. All the modern boxers who are known for hitting hard lift weights. All of them.
Name them, go.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:48 PM   #15
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How far can you go training without weights?
This is something im facinated by.
Has anyone ever tried to test this?

all replies welcome.
In my opinion, prob the best way to go. I know plenty of people who can bench 250+, but can't do 10 pullups.

Weights are more for short bursts of strength, such as football
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