Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Boxing Training/Amateur Boxing


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-15-2012, 02:56 AM   #1
ben1990
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 238
vCash: 1000
Default Does speed ever come back?

I stopped boxing at the gym 2 years ago....(I started at 14 and went until I was almost 20). Now I am about 27 lbs heavier and most of it is muscle as I continued doing pushups/situps/lunges everyday and eating more.

I recently was thinking about going back and I tried shadow boxing and I noticed I felt a lot slower. Is it just lack of practice? Lack of stretching? Is the weight slowing me down?(I thought you could only slow down when you went above your natural weight... I never even lifted) Or am I just straight up ****ed? I used to be one of the fastest guys in the gym... Not sure if that'd be the case anymore...

For reference I used to weigh 160 at age 20 and now weigh about 187 at age 22.
ben1990 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 09-15-2012, 03:30 AM   #2
r1p00pk
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,266
vCash: 253
Default Re: Does speed ever come back?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ben1990 View Post
I stopped boxing at the gym 2 years ago....(I started at 14 and went until I was almost 20). Now I am about 27 lbs heavier and most of it is muscle as I continued doing pushups/situps/lunges everyday and eating more.

I recently was thinking about going back and I tried shadow boxing and I noticed I felt a lot slower. Is it just lack of practice? Lack of stretching? Is the weight slowing me down?(I thought you could only slow down when you went above your natural weight... I never even lifted) Or am I just straight up ****ed? I used to be one of the fastest guys in the gym... Not sure if that'd be the case anymore...

For reference I used to weigh 160 at age 20 and now weigh about 187 at age 22.

27lbs? thats quite a lot of weight, its that and because you havnt trained in a while i guess. From what i think it also depends from where you have more muscle, are you top heavy?

that's my opinion i could be wrong.
r1p00pk is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2012, 04:11 AM   #3
JDK
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 903
vCash: 675
Default Re: Does speed ever come back?

Unless you had major shoulder injuries, surgery or some other physicality to impede proper training again, you shouldn't see a difference at all. It's very unlikely that two years ago you had elite technique along with speed. So if anything, you should be able to pick up where you left off and only improve from there.
Obviously losing weight (whether fat or muscle) would be a start.
JDK is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2012, 10:13 PM   #4
democritus2k
newbie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 0
vCash: 500
Default Re: Does speed ever come back?

Ricky Hatton is well screwed then.
democritus2k is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 07:38 AM   #5
scrap
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,661
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Does speed ever come back?

Old saying, If you dont use it, you lose it, very True.
scrap is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Boxing Training/Amateur Boxing

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013