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 08-21-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
pugilisticteen
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 70
vCash: 500
Default Boiling down from Light-Welterwight to Lightweight

So if need be I will post photos, but basically I wanted advice/insight on my weight. So I'm 19, training has been a bit more relaxed in the past couple of months but its gearing up again for the new season, at the moment I weigh 64kg (141lbs), I spent the majority of last season at 62kg (136lbs).

I was slim but had the "perfect" boxers body, lean with broad shoulders and good proportions all over which allowed me to move quickly and throw combos, my style is a typical boxer/mover style. Over the break, I have been working on my core strength and my body has seemingly got stockier, a more Shawn Porter/Canelo look rather than a Mayweather, I feel much more powerful but nowhere near as flexible, agile, and one of my biggest attributes which was my speed has slowed slightly. From a side angle, my back now arches from the muscle and tucks in at the waist, making my torso look thicker, my chest has also naturally got bigger. Is it impossible to get slimmer again? or once you have gained that muscle is it there to stay?

Maybe it's the excess weigh which is making me feel slower/less boxer mover like, I have always had a goal to get down to 59-60kg (130-132lbs), At 62 (136lbs) I always felt lighting quick, and now I have even more power than before, I'm also tall for that weight so I feel like I would do really well at that weight division. I'm 64kg, pretty stocky now, is it possible for me to boil down to 60? (132lbs) I was just watching the American amateur Devin Haney who is at that weight, I truly believe I would be so quick/strong at that weight and could box people convincingly who are naturally that size.
pugilisticteen is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-22-2014, 08:26 PM   #2
Meazy-E
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 828
vCash: 75
Default Re: Boiling down from Light-Welterwight to Lightweight

Boiling down is never easy, especially when you are at a comfortable weight. My best advice is getting a big pot of water, get it to about 212 degrees and pour it over yourself once a day for 1 week. Follow that with a session of your trainer hitting you with a medicine ball, and you'll be good to go.
Meazy-E is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 08:32 PM   #3
lepinthehood
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,250
vCash: 75
Default Re: Boiling down from Light-Welterwight to Lightweight

growing stronger into your weight, why would you boul back down.
lepinthehood is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2014, 03:12 AM   #4
scrap
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,716
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Boiling down from Light-Welterwight to Lightweight

You're 19, you are still growing.
scrap is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2014, 01:16 PM   #5
pugilisticteen
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 70
vCash: 500
Default Re: Boiling down from Light-Welterwight to Lightweight

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meazy-E View Post
Boiling down is never easy, especially when you are at a comfortable weight. My best advice is getting a big pot of water, get it to about 212 degrees and pour it over yourself once a day for 1 week. Follow that with a session of your trainer hitting you with a medicine ball, and you'll be good to go.
I don't know what to make of this lol?
pugilisticteen is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2014, 01:19 PM   #6
pugilisticteen
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 70
vCash: 500
Default Re: Boiling down from Light-Welterwight to Lightweight

Quote:
Originally Posted by lepinthehood View Post
growing stronger into your weight, why would you boul back down.
I feel it might be a good idea seeing as I'm losing my strengths as a boxer, speed and mobility, in exchange for power. If I was to boil down to a lower weight, I would have my speed and mobility again, as well as much more power than anybody at that weight.
pugilisticteen is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2014, 01:19 PM   #7
pugilisticteen
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 70
vCash: 500
Default Re: Boiling down from Light-Welterwight to Lightweight

Quote:
Originally Posted by scrap View Post
You're 19, you are still growing.
Yeah I know man, thanks.
pugilisticteen 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 07:26 AM.


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